Stories about Health

Feb 01 2016

Colombia has more than 2000 Zika cases in pregnant women

She said Zika virus infection could only be confirmed by a laboratory diagnosis and Pacific Islands overall had very limited capacity for Zika testing. The virus appe...

Feb 01 2016

Texas officials confirm 6 travel-related cases of Zika virus

The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect, microcephaly, which prevents the fetal brain from developing properly. PAHO has been working with Brazilian h...

Feb 01 2016

Zika virus causes concern for expecting ME moms

Virgin Islands and Venezuela. The World Health Organization has warned that Zika, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, is likely to spread t...

Feb 01 2016

Peru announces 1st case of Zika

With more than 6000 cases registered in this country alone, the virus is particularly unsafe to pregnant women, as it could cause devastating birth defects in infants. ...

Feb 01 2016

Schumer calls on feds to fight, contain Zika virus

Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic to the impacted areas. NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. As the Zika virus rapidly spreads through Central and South America, what can t...