Americas

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.