zika

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…