Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Zika Virus


India's latest Zika outbreak sees surge of nearly 100 cases

November 08, 2021 2:59 pm

First discovered in 1947, the mosquito-borne Zika virus reached epidemic proportions in Brazil in 2015, when thousands of babies were born with microcephaly, a disorder that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.

30 more people test positive for Zika virus in Kanpur, tally rises to 66

November 05, 2021 12:47 pm

Samples were collected from various pockets in the neighbouring areas of IAF station hangars and sent to the lab at King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow for testing. Thirty of them came back positive for Zika virus, he said.

25 more test positive for Zika virus in Kanpur, six IAF personnel among infected

November 03, 2021 7:25 pm

District Magistrate Vishak G said that of the 586 blood samples collected on Sunday and sent to Lucknow's KGMU for testing, 25 samples tested positive for Zika virus.

2 IAF officials test positive for Zika virus in Kanpur

October 30, 2021 10:35 pm

So far, four persons have been infected with Zika virus in Kanpur of which, three are IAF personnel and one is a civilian.

TN govt's preventive measures kept Zika, Nipah virus at bay: Minister

September 20, 2021 11:22 am

Those entering the state from Kerala had to undergo RT-PCR tests and carry vaccination certificates and were sent back if they failed the test and did not carry the certificates, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said.

Pune: Purandar farmers worry about impact of Zika case on their trade

August 07, 2021 6:48 pm

Last week, a village in Purandar reported the first case of Zika virus infection in a 50-year-old woman. The detection comes after multiple Zika cases were reported from Kerala.

65 Zika virus cases reported in Kerala till Aug 2: Mansukh Mandaviya

August 06, 2021 5:50 pm

Mandaviya said that the Union Ministry of Health has prepared and widely disseminated Zika action plan, detailing control and containment activities to be followed in the event of an outbreak.

Central team visits village where Maharashtra's first Zika case was reported

August 06, 2021 11:09 am

The central team members expressed satisfaction over surveillance measures undertaken by the state and district health authorities at the village.

No reason for panic over Zika virus infection, says Rajesh Tope

August 05, 2021 8:59 am

A three-member central team of experts met key officials on Wednesday in Pune and will conduct a field visit at Belsar village in Purandar tehsil, Pune district, on Thursday, where the first case of Zika virus was detected in a 50-year-old woman.

Zika virus infection: Central team to visit Pune

August 03, 2021 9:59 am

The team will work with the state health department and take stock of the situation to assess whether the Union health ministry’s action plan for Zika management is being implemented.


Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

May 11, 2016 1:42 pm

Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.

Top Frames: Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open 2016, global Zika virus outbreak

February 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the men's singles trophy after winning his final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park.

Zika virus outbreak: All you need to know

February 04, 2016 1:57 pm

As America battles to control the spread of Zika virus, the WHO on Thursday said that the virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year.