Zika virus

Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016

Laura Lopez Gonzalez

This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.


Sporting political and economic risk kicks off this week

Andrew Hammond

Everyone wants to host mega-events despite the cost and other problems, such as terror attacks.


WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

Stephanie Nebehay, Tom Miles

The World Health Organisation has recommended that people potentially exposed to the Zika virus should practice safe sex.


The Zika link: Small heads and brains

The causal link between Zika and foetal abnormalities has been confirmed.


US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects

Kerry Sheridan

Scientists have confirmed that the virus causes microcephaly.