zika virus

Zika Virus – Symptoms And Causes!

By Dr. Major Gen. K S Rao, Pediatrics Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is common in tropical and subtropical areas. It is caused by the daytime active Aedes Aegypti mosquito. It was first identified in the Zika Valley of South Africa in 1947 and is now making its presence felt…

US scientists create new mouse model to fight against Zika virus

In what can be defined as a remarkable development in the field of medical science, a team of US Scientists have developed a new mouse model for testing drugs and vaccines to fight against the Zika virus. A competent team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have…

New Mosquito Breed Laden With Bacteria Can Curb Zika Virus

A newly discovered mosquito breed laden with bacteria is found to be capable of keeping a check on the spread of Zika virus and dengue fever, reported health officials of Vietnam on Monday. The researchers have officially confirmed the capacity of mosquitoes called Aedes aegypti carrying Wolbachia bacteria to block…

Zika Vaccine Claim: Is it a Hope or Hype?

Zika Vaccine Claim: Is it a Hope or Hype? A biotech company based in India has made a “breakthrough” claim that it has developed two “candidate vaccines” to combat Zika virus –being hailed as a product that is ‘Made in India’. However, it has unsettled some virologists, reports claim. The…