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Tanzanian research institute develops mosquito repellent

Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has developed a repellent to control mosquitoes that spread dengue, Chikunganya and Zika diseases, a senior research scientist revealed on Monday.

China confirms first case of imported Zika virus this year

Chinese Customs Authorities reported on Tuesday they had detected the first case of imported Zika virus in 2018 in a man who had recently traveled to the Maldives.

Zika virus outbreak affects 72 people in India

Zika virus outbreak in India is turning out to be worse in 2018, with 72 people being diagnosed with the infection, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

Research: Zika virus likely cure for brain cancer

The report was published on Tuesday by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, who have been researching into the Zika virus for years, trying to figure out how the virus attacks the brain.

Scientists develop new tool to target mosquito-borne Zika virus

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, a University of Queensland researcher, on Thursday, said scientists have developed cheap tool that could rapidly identify mosquitoes infected with the dangerous Zika virus.

WHO: Ebola in DRC not currently an emergency of international concern

“It was the view of the committee that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have not currently been met,” WHO said in a statement after a meeting of its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee.

First Zika case of 2018 reported in Singapore

After nearly four months without a reported case of Zika virus infection, the first case of 2018 was confirmed, last Thursday.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

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