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The findings provide molecular-level insights into how the virus can move from person to person through sexual contact.(AP)

Zika virus may spread through sexual contact, claims study

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Zika virus is capable of replicating and spreading infectious particles within the outermost cells lining the vaginal tract, say researchers.
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An effective yet environmentally sustainable method has proved useful in blocking the transmission of mosquito-borne dengue virus, says a recent study.(Reuters)
An effective yet environmentally sustainable method has proved useful in blocking the transmission of mosquito-borne dengue virus, says a recent study.(Reuters)

Study finds sustainable way to block dengue and Zika virus

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:05 PM IST
Using a strain of the bacteria Wolbachia, which inhibit mosquitoes from transmitting viruses to humans, researchers at the Universities of Melbourne and Glasgow and the Institute for Medical Research in Malaysia were able to successfully reduce cases of dengue at sites in Kuala Lumpur.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-dengue 10 weeks-10 o’clock-10 minutes campaign is a small premium to pay for health insurance against dengue(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-dengue 10 weeks-10 o’clock-10 minutes campaign is a small premium to pay for health insurance against dengue(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s anti-dengue drive is laudable | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 08:48 PM IST
Ten minutes a week to get rid of stagnant water is well worth it to fight dengue
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Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)

IIT-Mandi finds new treatment for Zika virus

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, have identified a drug target in the Zika virus that can bind with an existing antimalarial drug to inhibit the spread of the disease in the human body.
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Research scientist Dan Galperin holds vials marked "Zika" during his work on Purified Recombinant Zika Enveloped Protein at the research laboratory where they are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus based on production of recombinant variations of the E protein from the Zika virus at the Protein Sciences Inc. headquarters in Meriden, Connecticut, US on June 20, 2016.(REUTERS)
Research scientist Dan Galperin holds vials marked "Zika" during his work on Purified Recombinant Zika Enveloped Protein at the research laboratory where they are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus based on production of recombinant variations of the E protein from the Zika virus at the Protein Sciences Inc. headquarters in Meriden, Connecticut, US on June 20, 2016.(REUTERS)

Trials of indigenously developed Zika vaccine to be conducted soon

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 08:42 AM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will soon undertake trials of the indigenously developed vaccine against Zika virus, cases of which have been reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
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Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84.(AP)
Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84.(AP)

Zika virus kills two in Madhya Pradesh, 84 affected in state

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases.
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A municipal worker fumigates a residential area to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in New Delhi.(AP Photo)
A municipal worker fumigates a residential area to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in New Delhi.(AP Photo)

Zika virus: One more reason for zero tolerance towards mosquitoes

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 07:37 PM IST
The disease is spread by the aedes aegyti mosquitoes, which also spreads dengue and chikungunya. So a Zika outbreak can potentially occur in all the places that have reported dengue or chikungunya.
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Officials of the Lucknow airport and other aiports around the state have been told to watch out for possible Zika infected patients. Around 80 per cent of patients show mild symptoms of body ache, conjunctivitis, fever, rashes and joint pains.(HT File Photo)
Officials of the Lucknow airport and other aiports around the state have been told to watch out for possible Zika infected patients. Around 80 per cent of patients show mild symptoms of body ache, conjunctivitis, fever, rashes and joint pains.(HT File Photo)

Zika alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh, airports asked to stay alert

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:57 AM IST
The Airport Authority of India has been directed to take preventive measures at Lucknow airport and other airports in the state as India deals with a Zika virus outbreak that started in Rajasthan.
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A man sleeps under the cover of a mosquito net in the evening. Zika virus is transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, and causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain.(AP File Photo)
A man sleeps under the cover of a mosquito net in the evening. Zika virus is transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, and causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain.(AP File Photo)

Eight new Zika cases in Rajasthan, people infected in outbreak climbs to 117

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 06:57 PM IST
The Rajasthan health department has formed a five-member committee on Saturday to investigate, examine and track the Zika virus disease in pregnant patients of first trimester.
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A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)
A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)

Early diagnosis and containment are key to controlling Zika

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Containment efforts over the next week will determine how the outbreak shapes up across the country
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The Zika virus, which is transmitted through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is rapidly spreading in Jaipur.(REUTERS)
The Zika virus, which is transmitted through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is rapidly spreading in Jaipur.(REUTERS)

5 more Zika cases found in Rajasthan, total count reaches 60

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 04:07 PM IST
Fogging and anti-larvae activities have been intensified in affected areas and extended to other parts of Jaipur.
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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 18, 2016.(AP File Photo)
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 18, 2016.(AP File Photo)

Zika cases in Rajasthan reach 55

By HT Correspondent and PTI | Hindustan Times, Jaipur/New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Rajput Hostel on Station Road was quarantined from Friday evening after six students were found to be zika positive. Two policemen have been deployed outside the gate to stop students from going out.
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Zika virus is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes Aegypti mosquitos that also carry dengue, chikungunya viruses.(AP file photo)
Zika virus is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes Aegypti mosquitos that also carry dengue, chikungunya viruses.(AP file photo)

Should we worry about Zika virus? All you need to know about the outbreak

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 08:34 PM IST
Twenty-two people in Jaipur have tested positive for Zika virus, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine for the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children. Here’s all you need to know about the virus:
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A seven-member high level central committee has been deputed to Jaipur, Rajasthan, where 22 cases of a localised outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus disease (ZVD) have been reported.(Reuters File Photo)
A seven-member high level central committee has been deputed to Jaipur, Rajasthan, where 22 cases of a localised outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus disease (ZVD) have been reported.(Reuters File Photo)

Health ministry confirms 22 Zika cases in Rajasthan, experts monitoring situation, says Nadda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 12:02 AM IST
The Centre’s expert team has been monitoring the situation and assisting in containment operations in Rajasthan since October 5.
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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AP File Photo)
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AP File Photo)

Zika virus: Rajasthan health minister asks officials to keep watch, cancels their leaves

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2018 06:18 AM IST
After the first case of zika virus infection was confirmed in Jaipur and a spurt in seasonal diseases, health minister Kali Charan Saraf called a meeting to review the status of seasonal diseases on Monday
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Zika virus is widely known for causing children to be born with a brain abnormality called microencephaly and other malformations.(Shutterstock)
Zika virus is widely known for causing children to be born with a brain abnormality called microencephaly and other malformations.(Shutterstock)

Zika virus may cause miscarriages, stillbirths without symptoms

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Zika virus may be more common than thought. A new study says that pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that do not show any symptoms may be a common but unrecognised cause of miscarriages and stillbirths.
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