Tag: Zika Virus

Scientists Discover Antibodies That ‘Neutralise’ Zika Virus [VIDEO]

European scientists announced on Thursday they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus. The antibodies — frontline soldiers in the immune system — “efficiently neutralise” Zika in human cells in lab dishes, and are also effective against its cousin virus…

Rory McIlroy Withdraws From Rio Olympics Over Zika Virus [VIDEO]

Rory McIlroy, the 27-year-old Irish golfer, has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus. The sport is returning to the Olympics after 112 years away. Despite the low risk of contracting the infection, McIlroy said it “is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take” since his engagement…

MLB Pulls Games From Puerto Rico Over Zika Fears [VIDEO]

Major League Baseball reportedly decided Friday to relocate an upcoming games away from Puerto Rico over growing concerns about the Zika virus in the area. The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play a two-game series in San Juan at the end of May, but as the U.S. territory’s hit nearly 700 cases…

Zika Virus Confirmed Among Four Canadian travellers

Zika virus infections have recently been confirmed among four Canadians who have travelled to areas most affected by the virus, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. Two cases in British Columbia, one in Alberta and one in Quebec all resulted from travel to areas where the virus is actively circulating, such as South and…