A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics struck a $31 million deal with scientists at Japan’s University of Tokyo to speed up work on a vaccine against a brain-damaging disease caused by the Nipah virus.

An intensive search of the medical literature has revealed no research yet on whether Zika mosquitoes could occasionally transmit HIV, reports Leslie Norins, M.D., Ph.D.

Genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes could be let loose in Florida’s battle against the Zika virus if regulators approve them, according to British firm Oxitec.

International Business Machines Corp. said it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus.

The Zika outbreak rampaging through Latin America will likely burn itself out in the next two to three years, based on the fact that people develop immunity to the virus after an initial infection, British scientists said.

French drugmaker Sanofi struck an R&D deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Hologic Inc won emergency U.S. authorization to sell its Zika test, expanding the number of public and private labs that can test for the virus.

British scientists have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based on climate changes.

The Zika virus may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk is low, health officials said.

An Ontario resident is Canada’s first confirmed case of a Zika virus infection that was contracted locally through sex, health officials said on Monday.   The individual, who was not further identified, is believed to have contracted the virus from a sexual partner who came down with Zika after traveling to an affected country, according […]