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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

Viral fever, dengue cases rise in Hyderabad, doctors blame temperature change

After the rise of Zika virus and Dengue fever in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, Telangana's Hyderabad saw a rise in cases of viral fever, dengue and influenza on Sunday.

Oct 14, 2018, 17:09 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

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

Mosquito gut may hold key to preventing dengue, Zika

The study, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, describes the first comprehensive analysis of the Aedes aegypti midgut.

Mar 07, 2018, 18:01 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

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

Rapid low-cost test for Zika, dengue developed

It resembles a pregnancy test strip and contains antibodies that react to the presence of Zika or dengue virus, and gold nanoparticles that respond to the antibody reaction.

Sep 28, 2017, 15:48 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

Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified

Since dengue and Zika are related viruses, the researchers reasoned that an antibody that prevents dengue disease may do the same for Zika.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:06 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

More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

The team's protein-based vaccine uses the smallest and most unique part of the Zika virus that can still elicit a potent and robust immune response.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

 While the virus is not fatal to humans, it has been linked to serious birth defects in infants born to women who were exposed to the mosquito-borne disease, mainly through bites.

Aug 10, 2017, 13:35 PM IST

Zika may not spread by kissing: Study

Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon does not increase the risk of transmission of Zika virus as the infection may not spread through saliva, US researchers have found.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:54 PM IST