News & Perspective

Oct 07, 2016

Oct 07, 2016
Zika virus researcher

More Zika in the US as RNA vaccine gets funding

Also, a new study provides evidence for the usefulness of IgM Zika testing for babies.

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Neurons

Analysis highlights strong Zika-GBS association

Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Miami park

More local Zika cases in Florida as Puerto Rico numbers soar

Cases in Puerto Rico topped 10,000, as more countries and regions reported local spread, microcephaly, and GBS.

Jul 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016
Baby in incubator

New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

The updates include an expanded definition of Zika congenital syndrome from PAHO and revised CDC guidance on testing pregnant women and on preventing sexual spread.

Jul 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
NYC couple

CDC: Zika passed from woman to man via sex

After a woman returned to the US from a Zika-affected area, a single act of intercourse likely transmitted the virus.

Jun 03, 2016

Jun 03, 2016
Ultrasound

WHO: Array of Zika birth defects equals new syndrome

Defects can include craniofacial disproportion, spasticity, seizures, irritability, and eye problems.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016
capitol interior

House approves $622 million Zika funding package

In other developments, new community engagement programs are under way in the Americas, including a superhero-themed campaign aimed at kids.

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