Zika virus - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Zika virus

ARTICLE FINDER

India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

May 28, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The World Health Organization says the cases suggest low transmission of Zika virus in India

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File photo by Nelson Almeida /AFP

57 Zika cases in PH – DOH

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The Zika virus is detected in the National Capital Region CALABARZON Central Luzon Central Visayas and Western Visayas

Duterte, SWS survey, Zika virus | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

DOH: Zika cases in PH now at 52

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:04 PM

This is a big jump from the 33 Zika cases announced by the Department of Health more than a month ago

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

Zika babies can develop microcephaly in first year

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:58 AM

The latest study shows the first laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in the womb leading to microcephaly developing after birth

MICROCEPHALY. Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Zika no longer a world public health emergency – WHO

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The Zika virus remains a highly significant and long term problem but it is not any more a public health emergency of international concern says a World Health Organization official

ZIKA VIRUS. This file photo taken on January 28, 2016 shows physical therapist Isana Santana treating Ruan Hentique dos Santos, suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes Aegypti mosquito bite, at Obras Socias irma dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 28 , 2016. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

PH GDP, Zika cases, fake news | 12PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with Mara Cepeda

Persida Acosta, Zika in PH, U.S.-PH military | 12PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with David Lozada

DOH: 10 new Zika cases in PH

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED A health official confirms that one of the new cases from Las Piñas City is pregnant

19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Health officials report two new cases of the virus in Cavite

Myanmar detects first Zika infection

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Authorities confirmed the infection in the 32 year old foreign woman yesterday following a laboratory test state run Global New Light of Myanmar reports

FIRST CASE. Myanmar reports that a pregnant foreign woman had been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. File photo from Wikipedia

Zika cases in the Philippines reach 17 – DOH

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED Only the confirmed case in Cebu City is reported to be pregnant

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It was just established within the week that the Philippines is indeed endemic for Zika virus Category 2 says lawmaker Scott Davies Lanete who sponsored the health department s proposed budget at the Lower House

ENDEMIC. Health officials say the Philippines is endemic for Zika virus. File photo of a jar with larvas of Aedes eegypti mosquito by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

Oct 01, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to wait half a year before attempting conception regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with Zika or showed any symptoms

ZIKA VIRUS. This file photo taken on January 25, 2016 shows an Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) in Cali, Colombia. File photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

US man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears, sweat

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:11 PM

Tests show an unusually high concentration of Zika virus in the father s blood more than 100 000 times greater than levels found in other patients according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly – ministry

Sep 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The World Health Organization has earlier said any confirmed cases in Thailand would be the first identified in Southeast Asia

FIGHTING ZIKA. A municipal worker fumigates a residential area against the Aedes aegypti mosquito as a preventive measure against the spread of the dengue fever in Bangkok on February 5, 2016. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Dela Rosa, Duterte, De Lima | 6PM wRap

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Pregnant woman among 12 Zika cases in PH

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:19 AM

3rd UPDATE The Department of Health adds 3 new Zika virus cases this week bringing the total number of reported cases in the Philippines this 2016 to 12

Duterte, De Lima, Yahoo | 6PM wRap

Sep 23, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Pia Ranada

2 experimental Zika vaccines show promise in monkey studies

Sep 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Experts say it will be years before a vaccine is developed to prevent infection from Zika

ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

DOH reports 6 new Zika cases in PH

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:25 PM

3rd UPDATE This brings to 9 the total number of locally transmitted Zika virus cases in the Philippines this 2016

Zika money 'essentially all spent' – US doctors

Sep 13, 2016 - 11:51 PM

The United States and its territories have recorded more than 19 600 Zika infections and Florida is seeing a rise in locally transmitted cases of the virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

Sep 13, 2016 - 12:05 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: All 3 cases have since recovered from their very mild illness and did not require hospitalization

Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:44 PM

While the animal never developed symptoms the brain of its fetus stopped growing – the first time this was observed in a lab animal researchers write in the journal Nature Medicine

ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Sep 07, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The 27 year old woman in the southern state of Johor is the third case detected in Malaysia where fears of a full blown outbreak emanating from Singapore are mounting

ZIKA. A pest control worker fumigates a school classroom on the eve of the annual national Primary School Evaluation Test in Kuala Lumpur on September 4, 2016. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The Department of Health says the agency s P144 billion 3 09 billion proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

Sep 05, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The Ministry of Health MOH and the National Environment Agency confirm 16 new cases 4 of which are not linked to existing cluster areas

ZIKA FIGHT. A pest control worker checks for mosquitoes breeding in a drainage duct at Bedok North housing estate in Singapore on September 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Iloilo woman tests positive for Zika virus

Sep 05, 2016 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED The case of this married woman who is in her 40s is the first confirmed local transmission in the Philippines this year Doctors have been dispatched to Iloilo to look for other cases

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Benarkah virus Zika menyebabkan kelainan pada janin?

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Anda hamil dan terinfeksi Zika? Berikut hal hal yang perlu dilakukan

Zika cases in Singapore reach 215

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Scientists in the city state also complete the genetic sequencing of the virus and confirm that the strain there comes from within Asia

A pest control worker fumigates the grounds of a residential estate in the Bedok North area of Singapore on September 1, 2016.  Singapore's Zika outbreak escalated September 1 after Malaysia said one of its citizens returned infected from the city-state as the government expanded its fumigation drive to a new area identified as a potential cluster for the virus. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Man dies in Malaysia's first locally transmitted Zika case

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED The 61 year old patient had already been in fragile health due to heart problems and other ailments

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 07, 2016 shows a mosquito in Mexico City on May 7, 2016.  At least 2.6 billion people, over a third of the global population, live in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific where Zika could gain a new foothold, researchers warned on September 2, with 1.2 billion at risk in India alone. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ

OFWs from 5 Asian countries monitored for Zika symptoms

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:07 PM

No Filipino abroad has been reported to be infected by the Zika virus but the Bureau of Quarantine is strictly screening travelers from Singapore Malaysia Hongkong Indonesia and Thailand

2.6 billion people in Zika risk areas in Africa, Asia – study

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Sporadic cases of Zika have previously been reported in Africa and Asia but nobody knows whether they were widespread enough for populations to acquire resistance to the virus

FIGHT VS ZIKA. A pest control worker fumigates the grounds of a residential estate in the Bedok North area of Singapore on September 1, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Malaysia reports first suspected Zika case

Sep 01, 2016 - 1:19 PM

UPDATED A 58 year old Malaysian woman is believed to have contracted the virus in neighboring Singapore

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP/File

Duterte and Putin, Marcos burial, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:59 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Zika merebak, penumpang dari Singapura jalani tes kesehatan di bandara

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Semarang waspada virus Zika sebarkan brosur informasi ke penumpang

Zika alert: DOH advises pregnant women to avoid travel to Singapore

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:13 PM

The health department which also urges those who plan for pregnancy to observe safe sex precautions condoms to avoid infection

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Environment agency workers stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquitoes that spread the disease expanding a fumigation campaign centered on the ground zero of the outbreak

FIGHTING ZIKA. Pest control staff fumigate at Macpherson housing estate in Singapore on August 31, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Aug 30, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Singapore s Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency confirms 26 new local infections – the majority around the eastern Aljunied suburb where most of the other cases have been clustered

ZIKA FIGHT. National Environmental Agency (NEA) officers gather before inspecting homes at a residential block at the Aljunied neighbourhood in Singapore on August 30, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs – study

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:15 AM

This vertical transmission from female mosquito to her eggs may help the virus survive even when conditions are poor

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Singapore wages war on mosquitoes as suspected Zika cases reach 50

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency checking for mosquito breeding sites visit homes in the eastern Aljunied Crescent district where 41 cases are confirmed

ZIKA TROUBLES. Residents walk to work past a public service announcement banner against the spread of Aedes mosquitoes, a carrier for the Zika virus, at a residential block at Aljunied Crescent neighbourhood in Singapore on August 29, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED Out of the infected 36 are foreign laborers working at a construction site

(FILES) This photograph taken in Singapore on April 5, 2016 shows a worker fumigating an area against mosquitoes which carry the dengue virus at a residential estate.  Singapore on August 28, 2016 reported 40 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections, most of them foreign workers at a construction site. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Singapore reports first locally transmitted Zika case

Aug 28, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Authorities identify the patient as a 47 year old Malaysian woman residing in the city state She is currently well and recovering says the health ministry

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Obama says Congress should treat Zika like the threat that it is and fully fund our Zika response

US President Barack Obama. File photo from the White House

Man with no symptoms spread Zika to sex partner – officials

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:15 AM

The case suggests the risk of Zika s spread may be far greater than previously understood and may lead to more stringent recommendations about who should practice protected sex

AEDES AEGYPTI. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Munoz/EPA

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

Aug 26, 2016 - 11:37 PM

UPDATED The move revises a previous Food and Drug Administration guideline issued in February that recommended active screening of donated blood only in areas with active Zika virus transmission

ZIKA VIRUS. Municipal City of Miami workers clean the streets in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, August 19, 2016, as a method to control the spread of mosquitoes. File photo by Cristobal Herrera/EPA

Zika virus infection may harm adult brain – study

Aug 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Adult cells involved in learning and memory can be destroyed by the viral infection according to a study

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Global database for women exposed to Zika

Aug 17, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Such a database is urgently needed to better understand the deadly virus and how it is transmitted says David Baud a physician in the obstetrics research unit of the University Hospital in Lausanne

ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA