Zika virus

WHO declares end of Zika global health emergency

Zika no longer constitutes a global health emergency because intensified research during the past months has provided a better understanding of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Health institute: Germany registers 200 cases of Zika in one year

About 204 cases of the Zika virus have been registered with German authorities over the past year, 154 of those since it became compulsory to do so on May 1, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said...

23 Zika infections so far in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities have now reported 23 Zika virus infections, with 12 new cases diagnosed in Ho Chi Minh City, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Vietnam reports first case of Zika-linked microcephaly

Vietnam has confirmed its first case of microcephaly thought to have been caused by the Zika virus, authorities said on Sunday.

First case of Zika virus discovered in Myanmar

Authorities confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Myanmar, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health. 

Zika epidemic declared in Ho Chi Minh City

A Zika epidemic has been declared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, local media reported Thursday.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.

Thailand says two newborns diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand on Friday confirmed that two newborns have been diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus for the first time in South-East Asia.

Report: More insurance firms offering Zika coverage in Singapore

Amid a viral outbreak of Zika in Singapore, insurance firms have added Zika-related coverage to their personal accident and travel policies, according to a report in Monday's The Straits Times....

Philippines reports three locally transmitted cases of Zika virus

Two more Filipinos were found to be infected with the Zika virus, bringing to three the number of locally transmitted cases in the Philippines, the health secretary...

Pregnant woman infected by Zika virus in Malaysia

A pregnant woman has become Malaysia's third confirmed case of the Zika virus, the government said Wednesday.

Singapore faces double whammy with increase in Zika, dengue cases

A health expert warned Tuesday of a possible double whammy of increasing Zika and dengue fever cases in Singapore.

Health Minister warns of more Zika cases emerging in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Health Minister Sunday warned of an increase in Zika cases following the detection of local transmission of the virus.

Malaysia reports first locally transmitted Zika infection

Malaysia has recorded its first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, health officials said Saturday.

Zika virus confirmed in US mosquitos

Authorities have detected Zika in mosquitos in Miami Beach, the first time the insects have been found carrying the virus in the United States.