News & Perspective

Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
Aedes albopictus

Zika virus spreads to more countries

The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015
Brazil map

PAHO issues Zika virus alert

An alarming number of countries are reporting cases, as clinicians find more links to microcephaly and other neurologic complications.

Dec 04, 2015

Dec 04, 2015
Mosquito fumigation

Panama reports first Zika virus cases

Also, the WHO provided more details about recent cases in Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

Feb 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016
Lab mouse

Inovio reports promising Zika vaccine results in mice

A robust immune response in mice clears the way for tests in nonhuman primates.

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016
Lab mouse

Second Zika mouse model yields more infection clues

Only infected newborn mice developed severe symptoms, similar to humans.

Apr 07, 2016

Apr 07, 2016
Aedes larvae

Groups unveil new traps for Zika mosquitoes

Two groups unveil traps to help control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that spread Zika.

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016
Molecules

Molecular Zika study finds possible target for tests, drugs

Electrostatic differences in a key protein might explain how Zika virus infects human cells.

Apr 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
Mini brain infected with Zika

Lab study shows severe, early Zika damage to fetal brain cells

Also, Mexican scientists have detected Zika virus in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for the first time in the Americas, and US officials posted guidance for protecting workers.

Jul 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Mosquito

Mosquito studies show rapid Zika spread, rule out some US species

Researchers found the virus in Aedes mosquitoes near the homes of patients in southern Mexico, and another team found that two species commonly found in the US aren't likely to spread the disease.

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