A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization. Experts are worried that the virus is spreading far and fast, with devastating consequences. The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains. The WHO alert puts Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola. It means research and aid will be fast-tracked to tackle the infection. There have been around 4,000 reported cases of microcephaly in Brazil alone since October . . . to read more click here.

Additionally:

The Lancet Zika Virus Resource Page

The Lancet’s Panel Summary on Zika Virus: The latest scientific information updates.

Zika Outbreak: What you need to know: A summary by the BBC.

Update:

April 5: Zika Virus confirmed in Asia: Mosquitoes have infected two women with the Zika virus in Vietnam, health authorities said on Tuesday, in the country’s first cases…to read more click here.