Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause Of Brazil's Microcephaly Outbreak: Doctors - Tech Times

A group of Argentine physicians claim that the sudden microcephaly outbreak in Brazil was not caused by the Zika virus, but by a larvicide injected into the country's water supplies. ( Mario Tama | Getty Images ). Advertisement. Advertisement.

Paralysis syndrome rises along with Zika cases - CBS News

BERLIN -- A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday. The U.N. health body in Geneva said in a weekly report that ...

Brazilian State Suspends Larvicide Used to Combat Zika, Monsanto Slams 'Rumors' Regarding Virus - EcoWatch

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state, has suspended the use of the pyriproxyfen—a pesticide that stops the development of mosquito larvae in drinking tanks—to combat the spread of the Zika virus, according to a report from Fox News Latino.

Don't wait to share data on Zika - Nature.com

During public health emergencies, such as the current increase in microcephaly and neurological syndromes potentially associated with the Zika virus outbreak, a rapid and coordinated response necessitates the immediate sharing of data. Nature ...

Zika Virus in Colombia Presents Complicated Choice About Abortion - New York Times

Marlenia Ortíz, center, at a camp for the homeless in Cúcuta, Colombia. She said she was worried about her children, one of whom had contracted the Zika virus. Credit Juan Arredondo for The New York Times. CÚCUTA, Colombia — Margarita Rosa Barrios ...

Zika virus: Brazil dismisses link between larvicide and microcephaly - Telegraph.co.uk

A dispute has broken out in Brazil over whether the Zika virus is responsible for a rise in cases of microcephaly after a report by Argentinian doctors claimed a larvicide used in drinking water was instead to blame. Brazilian health officials were on ...

The Regional Response to Zika - RealClearPolitics

The relationship between the United States and its closest neighbors is focused on economic and security matters. Concerns regarding health care rise to the top of the agenda only in times of crisis, and in those crises there are dangers as well as ...

How satellites can help control the spread of diseases such as Zika - The Conversation US

NASA's Aqua satellite, carrying sensors used by researchers to measure mosquito-favoring environmental conditions on Earth. NASA. How satellites can help control the spread of diseases such as Zika. February 15, 2016 5.46am EST. Max Jacobo Moreno- ...

Can scientists outsmart the mosquitoes carrying Zika virus? - STAT

Clara Ocampo, who studies Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, at her lab in Cali, Colombia. Andrew Joseph/STAT. Twitter · Facebook · LinkedIn · Email · Doximity · Republish; Print. C. ALI, Colombia — In Clara Ocampo's lab here in southwestern Colombia, ...

Brazil Pushes Public to Do Its Part in Fighting Zika Spread - New York Times

In São Paulo on Saturday, Brazilian military personnel handed out fliers during a national campaign to combat mosquitoes that are spreading the Zika virus. Credit Lalo de Almeida for The New York Times. SALVADOR, Brazil — Nearly a quarter of a million ...

Zika Virus Increases Concerns About Employee Safety - New York Times

Marie-Paule Kieny of the World Health Organization spoke Friday at the United Nations' Geneva office about Zika research. Credit Martial Trezzini/European Pressphoto Agency. Early in her pregnancy, Whitney Peak traveled to Rio de Janeiro for her job ...

Poor women should not carry the burden of the Zika virus: Editorial - Toronto Star

The Zika virus is associated with devastating birth defects. Pregnant women who have the disease should have access to an early legal abortion if they so desire. Babies born with microcephaly are held by their mothers at a Carnival party in a health ...

Three lessons from Ebola can help us fight the Zika virus - Washington Post

Hot on the heels of the Ebola outbreak that wreaked havoc in West Africa, the Zika virus — a flu-like illness that normally causes mild symptoms but can be severe — is quickly spreading throughout Latin America. Brazil, which is at the epicenter of ...

CDC warns over Zika in Thailand - Taipei Times

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday raised a travel health notice for Thailand to a level two alert, suggesting travelers practice enhanced precautions against Zika virus infection and pregnant women should postpone travel to the area.

Zika's link to shrinking baby brains is scary—but we still don't know how bad the problem is - Quartz

A spike in microcephaly cases in Brazil—and its potential links to the Zika virus—has spurred a global public health emergency, prompted calls for women to postpone pregnancy in some countries, and inspired new guidelines about how to have sex in the ...

What you can do to help guard against the Zika virus - CBS News

NEW YORK -- The Zika virus continues to cause concern in the U.S. and beyond. Two new cases were reported Friday in Ohio while in Hawaii, the governor has declared a state of emergency to deal with mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika. More than ...

Brazil deploys 220000 troops to battle Zika mosquitoes - Los Angeles Times

More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. The nationwide offensive is part of President Dilma Rousseff's declared war ...

Why Zika is 'much more insidious, cunning and evil' than Ebola - Washington Post

Global health authorities and government officials are mobilizing to battle the fast-spreading Zika virus, sending rapid-response teams to affected regions, issuing travel warnings for pregnant women, accelerating vaccine trials and even deploying ...

Brazil deploys military to battle mosquito that carries Zika - Washington Post

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — More than 200,000 troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to raise awareness about the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which has been linked to a surge in birth defects. Aiming to reach 3 million families in a single day, ...

Zika forest: birthplace of virus that has spread fear across the world - The Guardian

Zika was first identified in this spot near Entebbe. Now scientists must find out how a relatively mild virus spread so far, with such horrific effects. The Zika forest in Uganda, where the Zika virus was first discovered in April 1947 Photograph ...