Measles has been officially eradicated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
The first documented case of Zika virus transmitted from a woman to a man through sex was reported by US health authorities Friday, raising new concerns about how the epidemic might spread.
The Zika epidemic in Latin America may have already passed its peak, according to a study in the US journal Science published Thursday.
Latin American health authorities and the World Health Organization are alarmed about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
Authorities in Brazil say they have launched a campaign to protect athletes and visitors from the Zika virus during the summer Olympics.
The Zika virus that has been causing concerns about possible birth defects will likely reach nearly all countries in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.