The zika virus outbreak has been covered extensively in mainstream news as of late, and for good reason. This mosquito-borne disease can cause a slew of discomforting symptoms to the average person, but there are individuals who are more at… Read More
It may seem quite random that of all countries in the world Zika virus outbreak is taking place in Brazil. Why Brazil? And why now? These are some of the questions the investigator are trying to answer.
Dr. Prabhjot Singh,… Read More
A Zika virus urine test and portable saliva test have been found to be highly effective in diagnosing patients quickly. The urine test proved to be more effective than the standard blood test, as particles of the virus remain for… Read More
An estimated 1.65 million childbearing women could become infected with Zika virus, according to the latest research. The researchers in the U.S. and the U.K. found that across Latin America and the Caribbean over 90 million infections could result… Read More
Researchers are investigating a possible local transmission of Zika virus in Florida. If confirmed, this would be the first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in the U.S. Earlier speculations suggested that if Zika-infected mosquitoes were to enter the U.S.,… Read More
Scientists have identified Zika virus antibodies which may aid in drug and vaccine development. The experiments on mice helped spot six Zika virus antibodies, four of which neutralize African, American, and Asian strains. This is an important breakthrough that may… Read More
Researchers suggest travelers visiting Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics face a low risk of Zika virus. They estimate that three to 37 athletes at most among the thousands visiting Brazil for the Games will bring Zika virus to… Read More
West Nile virus-transmitting Culex mosquitoes may also be carrying Zika virus, according to new findings. The scientists in Brazil found Zika virus in Culex mosquitoes, which are known to transmit West Nile virus. The findings imply a larger problem of… Read More
Zika virus transmission routes from mother to developing fetus have been mapped, and researchers have also found a drug that may be able to block the virus spread. The two routes of transmitting Zika virus to the fetus are either… Read More
Zika virus news continues to emerge on a daily basis and so here at Bel Marra we have compiled together of our top Zika virus news stories to ensure you stay in the loop. New discoveries uncovered that Zika virus… Read More
The first case of Zika virus transmitted sexually from a female to male has been reported. The New York City woman became infected while travelling abroad and infected her boyfriend during sex upon her return.
Prior to this case, Zika… Read More
Zika virus prevention with green tea molecule epigallocatechin (EGCG) shows potential, according to research. EGCG blocks the Zika virus in the host cells – which may be beneficial at preventing Zika. The authors wrote, “The mechanism by which this inhibition… Read More