Zika virus cases reported in Europe

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Zika virus cases may have reached Europe. In Portugal, five people tested positive after recent trips to Brazil. Authorities are keeping a close eye on developments.

CCTV’s Dan Williams reports from Lisbon.

Zika virus cases reported in Europe

Zika virus cases reported in Europe

Zika virus cases may have reached Europe. In Portugal, five people tested positive after recent trips to Brazil. Authorities are keeping a close eye on developments. CCTV's Dan Williams reports from Lisbon.The Zika virus has spread across the Americas and has been linked to thousands of babies being born with microcephaly, a congenital malformation that see's babies born with under-developed brains. The World Health Organization warns that the Zika virus is a global health emergency that requires a global response.

The Zika virus has spread across the Americas and has been linked to thousands of babies being born with microcephaly, a congenital malformation that see’s babies born with under-developed brains.

The World Health Organization warns that the Zika virus is a global health emergency that requires a global response.


Dr.Bernhard Schwartz-lander explains how to avoid Zika virus infection

CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke to Doctor Bernhard Schwartz-lander, the World Health Organization’s Representative in China. The doctor explained how people in the Americas and other affected areas could avoid infection.

Dr.Bernhard Schwartz-lander explains how to avoid Zika virus infection

Dr.Bernhard Schwartz-lander explains how to avoid Zika virus infection

CCTV's Mike Walter spoke to Doctor Bernhard Schwartz-lander, the World Health Organization's Representative in China. The doctor explained how people in the Americas and other affected areas could avoid infection.


Possible case of sexually transmitted infection of Zika virus in Texas

Health officials in the U.S. state of Texas say they have confirmed a case of Zika-infection through sexual contact. This comes just 24 hours after the World Health Organisation declared an international emergency, and amid mounting efforts across the Americas to combat the virus’ spread.

CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Washington.

Possible sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Texas

Possible sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Texas

Health officials in the U.S. state of Texas say they have confirmed a case of Zika-infection through sexual contact. This comes just 24 hours after the World Health Organisation declared an international emergency, and amid mounting efforts across the Americas to combat the virus' spread.


Epidemiologist Kathryn Jacobsen on the Zika virus

CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke with Kathryn Jacobsen, associate professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University.

Epidemiologist Kathryn Jacobsen on the Zika virus

Epidemiologist Kathryn Jacobsen on the Zika virus

CCTV's Mike Walter spoke with Kathryn Jacobsen, associate professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University.