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Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Zika toddlers

Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots

In one group, 35% scored below average for language, 10% for cognitive development, and 16% for motor development.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Mom and baby with microcephaly

Study highlights early pregnancy Zika microcephaly risk

Zika infection in early pregnancy raise the risk of microcephaly 17 times, the study says.

Feb 07, 2019

Feb 07, 2019
Brazil favela

Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil

Partial protection from earlier dengue exposure in the favela population might explain Zika's quick decline there.

Jan 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019
Kids jumping rope

Prior dengue in kids may protect against Zika symptoms

Dengue immunity, however, doesn't seem to generally protect against Zika infection, the researchers find.

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika

Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

Report on bodily fluids shows Zika persistence in semen

The data suggest that, for the vast majority of men, Zika RNA is cleared from semen within 4 months.

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 07, 2018

Aug 07, 2018
Mom holding baby

1 in 7 kids exposed to Zika in utero suffers defects, delays

Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.

Jul 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018
Couple in hammock in the tropics

Study suggests smaller window for Zika sexual transmission

Zika RNA was present in semen for a median of 40 days and in vaginal fluid for a median of 14 days.

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018
Blood transfusion bags

FDA revises Zika testing for blood donations to allow pooled screening

The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.

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