Tuesday 27 September 2016 18:29 CET
The Americas declared measles free
Measles has been officially eradicated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
Friday 15 July 2016 19:33 CET
First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika recorded
The first documented case of Zika virus transmitted from a woman to a man through sex was reported by US health authorities Friday, raising new concerns about how the epidemic might spread.
Friday 15 July 2016 00:34 CET
Zika may have passed its peak, researchers say
The Zika epidemic in Latin America may have already passed its peak, according to a study in the US journal Science published Thursday.
Science & Tech
Thursday 28 January 2016 15:39 CET
Six things to know about the Zika virus
Latin American health authorities and the World Health Organization are alarmed about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
Tuesday 26 January 2016 01:41 CET
Brazil takes steps to control spread of Zika virus during Olympics
Authorities in Brazil say they have launched a campaign to protect athletes and visitors from the Zika virus during the summer Olympics.
Monday 25 January 2016 15:24 CET
WHO says Zika virus will likely spread across American continents
The Zika virus that has been causing concerns about possible birth defects will likely reach nearly all countries in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.