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  • Zika virus: Centre rushes high-level team to Maharashtra after first case reported in Pune Aug 02, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Zika virus: Centre rushes high-level team to Maharashtra after first case reported in Pune

    The three-member central team consists of a public health expert from the office of Regional Director, Pune; a gynecologist from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi; and an entomologist from National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), ICMR, New Delhi.

  • Five more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; total reported cases 56: State Health Minister Jul 27, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Five more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; total reported cases 56: State Health Minister

    The five who tested positive were aged 38, 17, 26, 12 and 37 and were residents of Anayara, Pettah, Karamana, Poojappura and Killipalam, respectively, in Thiruvananthapuram, a state government release said.

  • Kerala reports three more Zika virus cases; tally rises to 51 Jul 26, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    Kerala reports three more Zika virus cases; tally rises to 51

    State Health Minister Veena George said three Thiruvananthapuram natives, aged 53, 21 and 30 years, tested positive for the infection and this was confirmed at the virology lab at the Medical college.

  • Two more test positive for Zika in Kerala; total reported cases 48: Health Minister Veena George Jul 25, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Two more test positive for Zika in Kerala; total reported cases 48: Health Minister Veena George

    The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the virology lab of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

  • One more tests positive for Zika in Kerala; 38 cases in total Jul 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    One more tests positive for Zika in Kerala; 38 cases in total

    A 49 year-old woman from Kulathur in Thiruvananthapuram was diagnosed with Zika, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said in a release.

  • Two more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala, total reported cases 37: State Health Minister Veena George Jul 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Two more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala, total reported cases 37: State Health Minister Veena George

    A 41-year-old woman from Kattaikonam, Thiruvananthapuram and a doctor (31) from Kumarapuram were diagnosed with the virus, Veena George said in a release.

  • Five more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; total cases rise to 28 Jul 15, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Five more test positive for Zika virus in Kerala; total cases rise to 28

    Of the fresh cases, two were natives of Anayara, where a cluster of the disease had been identified within a three-kilometre radius, Health Minister Veena George said on Thursday. The other infected people were those hailing from East Fort, Kunnukuzhi and Pattom and all the samples were tested at the National Virology Institute at Alappuzha, she said.

  • Kerala now has 22 Zika virus cases: Health Minister Veena George Jul 13, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Kerala now has 22 Zika virus cases: Health Minister Veena George

    The state health minister Veena George said both the cases are from Thiruvananthapuram suburbs.

  • One more tests positive for Zika virus; 19 cases now in Kerala Jul 12, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    One more tests positive for Zika virus; 19 cases now in Kerala

    Health Minister Veena George said the virus was detected in a sample sent to a Coimbatore-based laboratory by a private hospital where the woman was being treated.

  • Zika virus threat looms in Kerala, 14 cases confirmed; what are the symptoms and treatment options? Jul 09, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Zika virus threat looms in Kerala, 14 cases confirmed; what are the symptoms and treatment options?

    The first case of Zika was detected in Kerala in a 24-year-old pregnant woman, who was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on June 28 with symptoms of fever, rash and headache.

  • 14 Zika virus cases confirmed in Kerala Jul 09, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    14 Zika virus cases confirmed in Kerala

    Health Minister of the State Veena George said an action plan has been drawn up to control the spread of Zika.

  • Zika Virus: How it spreads, health risks, treatment & other FAQs – All you need to know Jul 09, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Zika Virus: How it spreads, health risks, treatment & other FAQs – All you need to know

    Zika virus: A major number of cases in India were reported in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 2016 and 2017.

  • First Zika virus case reported in Kerala Jul 08, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    First Zika virus case reported in Kerala

    The symptoms of Zika are similar to dengue including fever, skin rashes and joint pain.

  • India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur Oct 09, 2018 01:16 PM IST

    India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

    Twenty-two people in the city have tested positive, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children.

  • Hepatitis C drug effective against Zika virus: Study Jan 26, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    Hepatitis C drug effective against Zika virus: Study

    The repurposed drug effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus - and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse foetuses, according to findings.

  • Anti-malaria drug may also fight Zika virus: study Nov 17, 2017 06:08 PM IST

    Anti-malaria drug may also fight Zika virus: study

    The medication, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive, according to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

  • No case of Zika virus reported in India: Govt Feb 26, 2016 03:56 PM IST

    No case of Zika virus reported in India: Govt

    Health Minister J P Nadda said during Question Hour that "till date, this disease (zika) is not reported from India." He said the government and various agencies are constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that there is no outbreak of the disease.

  • Fast action needed to lower economic impact of Zika: World Bank Feb 19, 2016 07:22 AM IST

    Fast action needed to lower economic impact of Zika: World Bank

    With "a swift, well-coordinated international response," the impact of the mosquito-borne disease will be modest, perhaps taking USD 3.5 billion, or 0.06 percentage points, off of gross domestic product (GDP) for the region this year.

  • WHO launches $56 million Zika response plan Feb 17, 2016 07:12 PM IST

    WHO launches $56 million Zika response plan

    "The strategy focuses on mobilising and coordinating partners, experts and resources to help countries enhance surveillance of the Zika virus and disorders that could be linked to it," a WHO statement said.

  • In fight against Zika, Bharat Biotech may be the winner! Feb 03, 2016 10:05 PM IST

    In fight against Zika, Bharat Biotech may be the winner!

    The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, which has the world on edge because of its newly-acquired pandemic status, may now have a cure – a vaccine that's the first of its kind in the world.

  • First US Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex Feb 03, 2016 08:22 AM IST

    First US Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

    The virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and WHO officials on Tuesday expressed concern that it could hit Africa and Asia as well.

  • Tata Motors to re-name Zica over similarity with 'Zika' virus Feb 02, 2016 03:31 PM IST

    Tata Motors to re-name Zica over similarity with 'Zika' virus

    The Zika virus is rapidly spreading across South America and has already affected people in over 20 countries. The virus can lead to birth defects, including microcephaly or abnormally small heads in babies.

  • Obama calls Brazilian counterpart over spread of Zika virus Jan 30, 2016 12:30 PM IST

    Obama calls Brazilian counterpart over spread of Zika virus

    US President Barack Obama spoke with his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff to discuss shared concerns over the recent spread of the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere.

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