The Federal Government had ordered the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, to map mosquitoes in Lagos, Niger and Borno states where it believed could be home to vector that can enhance transmission of Zika virus.
According to the Public Health Vector Control Officer and...
Zika is full of surprises. The mosquito-borne virus has captured international attention since the outbreak in Brazil early in 2015, and is now active in 60 countries around the world. Just as the 2016 Rio Olympics is about to kick-off, athletes, spectators, officials and other who would visit...
Dancehall singer King Beenie Man has announced that he has contracted the deadly Zika Virus.
The Grammy Award-winning Jamaican singer made the revelation via Instagram while explaining why the Canadian Government denied him visa to perform at Drake’s OVO concert. He also explained that e was...
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In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.
Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was...
South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said.
The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in the man on his visit to Johannesburg, Health Minister Aaron...
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Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has urged Nigerians to protect themselves by using mosquito nets saying that the mosquitoes carrying Zika virus are in Nigeria.
He also called on Nigerians to remain calm, be vigilant and report any suspected case of an acute febrile illness in...
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A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas.
The Australian government has urged pregnant women to avoid areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus, suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged...
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Nigeria's Health Minister Prof. Isaac Adewole has revealed that twenty five percent of Nigeria’s population have tested positive to the dreaded Zika virus which is currently ravaging South America.
He made the revelation while defending the 2016 budget of the Ministry of Health, saying the...
Sadly, Zika virus has now assumed menacing dimensions especially in the Americas and Carribean. For instance, in Brazil alone, the virus has affected no less than a million people since the outbreak last year. Furthermore, in recognition of the malignant potentials of Zika virus, the World...
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Scientists in India are claiming they have developed a vaccine for the Zika virus, Mirror UK reports.
The virus, which the World Health Organisation claims has explosive pandemic potential, affects pregnant women and their babies.
A global health emergency has been declared by the World Health...
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A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US.
A person in Texas has reportedly become infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an infected person.
The World Health Organization estimates that the virus could...
Lately, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has become a global emergency and a subject of global concern, even as the World Health Organization has projected that up to 4 million people may be affected in the ongoing outbreak. As of today, cases of the viral infection have been reported in 23...
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The federal ministry of health has warned pregnant Nigerian women against travelling to countries in Latin America owing to the outbreak of Zika virus, a disease which causes babies to have abnormally small heads and growth difficulties, TheCable reports.
According Boade Akinola, spokesperson...