SINGAPORE: The number of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore surged past 100 late Wednesday, including the first pregnant woman to be infected by the disease which can cause deformities in babies. ...
Athletes and journalists have expressed concern about traveling to the Zika affected Brazil to compete in Rio Olympics. Now journalists are opting out entirely. Several NBC employees are not willing to travel to Brazil to cover the games. Brazil is the country hardly-hit by the mosquito-borne virus ZIKA, which can cause severe birth defects, including babies born with abnormally small heads.
NBC is sending more than 2,000 employees to Brazil to cover the Olympics, which take place Aug. 5-21. The company said no one will be required to travel if they believe their health would be at risk. Several employees have already told NBC that they will not go to Rio.
Brasilia, April 27 : Brazil has confirmed 91,387 cases of Zika so far this year, including 7,584 pregnant women at risk of having babies with birth defects.
The health ministry on Tuesday said the number led to the conclusion that the incidence of Zika in Brazil amounts to 44.7 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, EFE news reported.
Toronto, April 26 : Canada has confirmed the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in an Ontario resident whose partner was infected by the virus after travelling to an affected country.
Canada's Public Health Agency on Monday confirmed the infection after a testing at National Microbiology Laboratory which was still investigating another suspected case of sexually-transmitted Zika, Xinhua news agency reported.
India is among five countries where projects are underway to develop vaccines to fight the deadly Zika virus affecting newborns in 38 countries.
Johannesburg, Feb 20 : South African health authorities on Friday confirmed the first Zika case involving a Colombian businessman.
The businessman who visited Johannesburg has been diagnosed with Zika by a private Johannesburg pathology laboratory, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 20 : Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday called for a joint effort in the fight against the Zika virus, which has been responsible for a rise in microcephaly cases in the country.
"A mosquito cannot defeat 204 million people. We are much stronger than this mosquito," Rousseff said, referring to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads the feared virus. "Together, we will overcome these difficulties."
Brasilia, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Health personnel, soldiers and other civil servants participating over the weekend in Brazil's "national mobilisation" against the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito visited 2.86 million homes, the government said on Monday.
"It was a day of action" on which federal, state and municipal governments united "without partisan colours" against a problem that "threatens everyone," Health Minister Marcelo Castro said at a press conference regarding the day of activities to fight Zika, dengue fever and Chikungunya, all transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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