Zika

The disease that is stalking Hong Kong is worse than we thought
Doctors warn this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Scientists predict 2.6 billion could be at risk
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, have discovered that female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring.
It's a hot, steamy summer across much of the northern hemisphere, and mosquito bites are as much a part of the season as hikes and picnics. This year, though, daily headlines remind us that a bite can bring more than an irritating itch. Mosquitoes can be very good at transmitting diseases.
Health authorities in Hong Kong are on high alert after the city’s first case of Zika virus infection was discovered in an expatriate woman who travelled to the Caribbean this month.
Zika was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, the rest is history
European scientists announced Thursday they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.
The Zika virus is “scarier” than previously thought, health officials warn, and more money is needed to fight the virus that can cause terrible birth defects.
Cuba, one of the last places in the Western Hemisphere that was free of the disease, announces that a PHd student from Venezuela is infected

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