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Zika virus

120 people tested positive for Zika in Rajasthan

Around 120 people have tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan, state health minister Kalicharan Saraf said on Monday.

Oct 23, 2018, 06:23 AM IST

Six new Zika cases in Rajasthan; total 123

Most of the cases which have been reported are from Shastri Nagar area 

Oct 21, 2018, 20:02 PM IST

61 Zika virus cases detected in Rajasthan

Six new cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Sunday.

Oct 14, 2018, 21:56 PM IST

Positive cases for Zika rise to 51 in Rajasthan, 60,000 households surveyed

The number of positive cases for Zika Virus rose to 51 in Jaipur's Rajasthan on Saturday.

Oct 13, 2018, 20:30 PM IST

18 fresh cases of Zika in Rajasthan, total reaches 50

At least 18 more people have tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan's Jaipur as of Friday. 

Oct 12, 2018, 23:33 PM IST

Zika virus under control, says Rajasthan minister

Speaking with media, Rajasthan Health Minister said the situation is under control in the city.

Oct 10, 2018, 23:19 PM IST

29 test positive for Zika virus; Rajasthan on high alert

Health minister JP Nadda, however, assured that there's no need to panic and the situation is under control.

Oct 09, 2018, 15:17 PM IST

Zika virus outbreak: Know the signs and symptoms

The outbreak of Zika virus disease (ZVD) in India has authorities grappling to contain the disease. At least 29 cases have been reported so far from Rajasthan alone. Even as the Prime Minister's office ordered a comprehensive report on the matter, Health Minister JP Nadda has asked people not to panic. 

Oct 09, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

Zika virus outbreak: No need to panic, says health minister JP Nadda amid reports of PM Modi seeking report

22 cases of Zika virus has been confirmed in Rajasthan.

Oct 09, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

Here's how Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

A recent study has noted that Zika virus infects the very cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection.

Sep 11, 2018, 11:33 AM IST

NASA invites citizens to help them track mosquitoes

More citizen science data from more areas of the world could help it track mosquitoes, the US space agency noted.

Jul 03, 2018, 13:32 PM IST

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy: Study

Brain damage was found in regions that generate new brain cells, and those that play a key role in memory and learning and contribute to brain health.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:30 PM IST

Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Although Zika was first identified more than 70 years ago, its ability to induce birth defects was not recognized until the massive 2015 South American epidemic, which sickened more than 1.5 million people.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

New zika vaccine promises to protect against infections

Scientists inserted genes into the plasmid that encode two proteins found on the surface of the Zika virus. 
 

Dec 05, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Malaria drug could be used to treat Zika virus

Zika virus remains a major global health risk. In most adults, Zika causes mild flu-like symptoms. 
 

Nov 17, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

Get tested for Zika more than once, study advises mothers-to-be

The Zika flavivirus that broke out as an epidemic in Brazil in 2015 and spread to 70 countries in the world, also made an appearance in India in late May this year.

Nov 02, 2017, 11:09 AM IST

DNA-based Zika vaccine found effective for humans

The GLS-5700 vaccine is a synthetic DNA vaccine that contains the instructions for the host to mount an immune response against a specific Zika virus antigen.
 

Oct 05, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Scientists reveal why Zika virus causes microcephaly

Zika was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, and until its recent emergence in the Americas, was a little known one that sporadically causes mild infections.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Low-cost, quick test for Zika, dengue developed

The test developed by researchers accurately diagnoses Zika and dengue and can tell the two mosquito-borne viruses apart.

Sep 28, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Is Zika virus the new silver lining for brain cancer patients? - Read

Glioblastoma affects 12,000 people per year in the United States, and was recently diagnosed in US Senator John McCain.

Sep 06, 2017, 09:02 AM IST