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Prior dengue infection may protect against Zika

The study, published in the journal Science, also provides evidence that Brazil's Zika epidemic has largely petered out because enough people acquired immunity to reduce the efficiency of transmission

published on : 8th February 2019

New Zika vaccine effective in animal trials 

A strong global initiative to battle Zika has produced more than 30 vaccine candidates since outbreaks in 2015-2016 in Brazil linked the infection in some pregnant women to severe birth defects.

published on : 7th December 2018

Indian Council for Medical Research to start Zika vaccine trials

The ICMR will undertake a phase-II trial of the vaccine to establish its efficacy and safety along with its side effects, if any.

published on : 19th November 2018

Zika virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan

ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced five Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak.

published on : 3rd November 2018

Rajasthan government on toes to get rid of Zika virus outbreak

Rajasthan Health Department has said mosquito fogging has been done in affected areas on a regular basis in Shashtri Nagar area of Jaipur, where the first case of Zika virus came to light.

published on : 19th October 2018

Number of Zika cases in Rajasthan's Jaipur reaches 50

While the rest of the country has had only four Zika cases, Jaipur has had more than ten times that many cases.

published on : 13th October 2018

Rajasthan: 276 teams deployed in Zika virus-affected wards

Fogging has also been done in the affected area to prevent the spread of virus.

published on : 13th October 2018

No need to panic, Zika outbreak under control: Health Ministry after 29 test positive in Jaipur

A seven-member high-level central team is in Jaipur to assist the state government in control and containment measures and a control room has been activated at the NCDC.

published on : 9th October 2018

Zika outbreak in India: Karnataka to step up surveillance; no cases yet

In the wake of seven confirmed cases of Zika reported from Jaipur, the health department is stepping up surveillance to check its spread in Karnataka.

published on : 9th October 2018

Prime Minister's Office seeks report from Health Ministry on Zika virus outbreak

The Zika virus, which causes paralysis in some cases and birth defects in children born to pregnant women affected by it, is an emerging disease currently being reported by 86 countries worldwide.

published on : 8th October 2018

How Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells.

published on : 11th September 2018