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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 11, 2016 1:42 pm
Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.
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.
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.