Zika virus

 
Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016
As 2016 winds to a close, we look back at the stories that made headlines, including the viruses reminding us that progress against infectious...
WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than...
[Video]The Zika link: Small heads and brains
[Video]The Zika link: Small heads and brains
The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.
US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects
US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects
The mosquito-borne Zika virus causes birth defects, including a syndrome in which babies are born with unusually small heads, US health authorities...
White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus
White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus
Most of the $589-million (about R8.9-billion) would be devoted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research on the virus and...
WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case
WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dispatched a team to Cape Verde to monitor a Zika virus outbreak following the west African archipelago's...
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
The relatively unknown mosquito-borne illness, Zika, is causing controversy around the globe, but another devastating disease – carried by the same...
[Slideshow]Zika 101
[Slideshow]Zika 101
You've heard a lot about the Zika virus disease, but here are the facts you need to know.
[Podcast]Zika: What you need to know
[Podcast]Zika: What you need to know
Where did the Zika virus come from, and just how closely linked to microcephaly is it? SA's National Institute for Communicable Diseases explains all.
No cause for panic stations over SA Zika case, says expert
No cause for panic stations over SA Zika case, says expert
The visiting Colombian businessperson who was diagnosed with the Zika virus in South Africa last week is “completely well” and “poses no risk...
Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa
Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa
If the outbreak in Brazil is not significantly contained by August when the country is set to host the Olympic Games, "there will be legitimate...

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