Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

Sep 12, 2016

Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

The Thai Health Ministry has confirmed 21 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection in central Bangkok, local media reported Sunday. According to the Japanese Embassy, no Japanese are among the cases, which were all recorded in the capital’s Sathorn District, where many office complexes ...

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Sep 3, 2016

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said in a joint statement on Saturday evening ...

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

May 12, 2016

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday. A pair of studies, one published in the journal Cell and ...