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Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Chikungunya viruses

More sickened in France's chikungunya outbreak

The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.

Dec 01, 2016

Dec 01, 2016

Groups report first Zika glaucoma, new 'minibrain' findings

Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.

Jun 08, 2016

Jun 08, 2016
Baby's eye

Findings highlight Zika eye problems, long risk of sexual spread

One report describes eye problems in a baby born without microcephaly and the other notes sexual transmission 44 days after the male partner's infection.

Apr 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
Men holding hands

Report describes male-to-male Zika sexual transmission

Health officials reported sexual transmission of Zika virus involving a gay couple.

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Zika virus structure

Study reveals Zika structure, French Polynesia details birth-defect cluster

Structure details may yield clues on how Zika damages cells and offer an inside track to drug, vaccine, and test developers.

Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
Pregnant woman with ultrasound

French Polynesia study gauges Zika microcephaly risk in early pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy was associated with the greatest microcephaly risk, the research team found.

Mar 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
Saliva samples

Studies cite possible Zika-meningitis link, note virus in saliva

The saliva report hints at a possible human-to-human transmission route, and the meningitis report expands the list of possible neuro complications.

Mar 02, 2016

Mar 02, 2016
Brain scan

Study closely ties Zika to fetal brain damage, microcephaly

The study from French Polynesia comes as the WHO publishes related guidance.

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
French flag

France reports Zika sexual spread; Honduras probes GBS in pregnancy

As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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