Zika virus

Zika epidemic declared in Ho Chi Minh City

A Zika epidemic has been declared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, local media reported Thursday.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.

Thailand says two newborns diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand on Friday confirmed that two newborns have been diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus for the first time in South-East Asia.

Report: More insurance firms offering Zika coverage in Singapore

Amid a viral outbreak of Zika in Singapore, insurance firms have added Zika-related coverage to their personal accident and travel policies, according to a report in Monday's The Straits Times....

Philippines reports three locally transmitted cases of Zika virus

Two more Filipinos were found to be infected with the Zika virus, bringing to three the number of locally transmitted cases in the Philippines, the health secretary...

Pregnant woman infected by Zika virus in Malaysia

A pregnant woman has become Malaysia's third confirmed case of the Zika virus, the government said Wednesday.

Singapore faces double whammy with increase in Zika, dengue cases

A health expert warned Tuesday of a possible double whammy of increasing Zika and dengue fever cases in Singapore.

Health Minister warns of more Zika cases emerging in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Health Minister Sunday warned of an increase in Zika cases following the detection of local transmission of the virus.

Malaysia reports first locally transmitted Zika infection

Malaysia has recorded its first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, health officials said Saturday.

Zika virus confirmed in US mosquitos

Authorities have detected Zika in mosquitos in Miami Beach, the first time the insects have been found carrying the virus in the United States.

Malaysia reports first Zika case

Malaysian health authorities on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of Zika, over a week after neighbouring Singapore reported its first outbreak of the virus.

Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus

The Singaporean government has stepped up efforts to combat mosquitos after 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections were confirmed, local media reported Monday.

Blood banks across US should screen for Zika, US regulator says

Blood banks across the United States were told Friday they should start screening donated blood for the Zika virus.

US issues travel warning for Miami Beach amid Zika cases

US officials are warning pregnant women not to travel to Miami Beach, Florida, amid reports of Zika transmission in the area.

NYC: 49 pregnant women infected with Zika, one baby born with defect

Of 3,400 at-risk pregnant women in New York City, 49 have tested positive for the Zika virus since April and one baby has been born with microcephaly, a condition linked to the virus that causes...