Filipino confirmed as 1st chikungunya case in Taiwan this year

Taipei, Jan. 9 -- A migrant worker from the Philippines has been confirmed as having Taiwan's first imported case of the mosquito-borne contagious disease chikungunya this year, the Centers f...

Brazil: Zika, dengue cases down significantly this year

SAO PAULO (AP) — Health Ministry data shows that cases of Zika and dengue in Brazil this year have fallen dramatically as compared to last year. The ministry said Thursday that proba...

Health officials watching mosquitoes in Texas after Harvey

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after Harvey's heavy rains and flooding b...

Experts: Herd immunity outside US slows Zika in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials. ...

Filipina migrant worker diagnosed with chikungunya fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina migrant worker in Tainan has been diagnosed with chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease with symptoms that resemble those of dengue fever, CNA re...

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito...

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. ...

Number of Zika, dengue and chikungunya cases drop in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says the number of cases of Zika, dengue and chikungunya reported during the first 6 ½ weeks of the year is nearly 90 percent less than in the same period in ...

Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in eight people in Venezuela, and is not eno...

Takeda Announces Bold, New Access to Medicines Strategy

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 26, 2016--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) today announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access...

Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away.It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public he...

Zika investigations eating up funds, Florida officials say

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first in...

How does Zika spread? Utah infection raises new questions

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are trying to unravel how a relative may have picked up a Zika infection from a Utah man who died.The tropical virus rarely spreads from person to person, not like th...

Indonesian worker in Taiwan infected with Zika virus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on Monday the third imported case of a mosquito-borne Zika infection in Taiwan this year, this time involving an Indonesian national who arrived in Taiwa...

US: No significant impact from field test of GM mosquitoes

MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida would not harm humans or the environment.The agency's Center for Veterinary ...