Lately it’s the Zika virus that has grabbed headlines, but it is only one of many mosquito-borne infections threatening millions of people. Worst of all, the tiny pest is very skilled at eluding mankind’s best efforts to control it.
A significant fall in the number of new cases of Zika in the first four months of 2017 has led Brazil to declare an end to the health emergency. There are still concerns of what may happen in the US.
Cuba's health ministry says new cases of Zika virus contracted inside the country have appeared. The Communist-ruled island has been quarantining infected travelers and spraying for mosquitoes that can carry the virus.
Five weeks after declaring a global health emergency because of the Zika virus the WHO's first major evaluation says it is alarmed over the situation. It warns that the spread of the disease is expected to increase.
Vietnamese officials have detected two Zika infected-patients, the first confirmed cases in the South Asian country. Both of the patients are women and the younger one is pregnant, according to the state media.
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