News & Perspective

Mar 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016
Birth control pills

CDC updates Zika guidance for childbearing-age women, sexual transmission

The updates include guidance on postponing pregnancy, more finely tuned tips to prevent sexual spread, and a push for reliable contraception access in Puerto Rico.

Mar 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016
Lab mouse

New mouse model paves way for Zika drug, vaccine tests

The genetically engineered mice have already yielded some pathogenesis clues.

Mar 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Pregnant woman with bug spray

Americans lack awareness of Zika spread, birth defects

About 31% thought the virus spreads through sneezes, and 42% didn't know about sexual transmission.

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 31, 2016
Aedes map

CDC updates Aedes mosquito maps, gears up for Zika summit

The area of the US that could be home to the culprit mosquitoes and thus affected by Zika is wider than previously thought.

Apr 01, 2016

Apr 01, 2016
Pregnant woman at window

CDC Zika summit draws attention to preparedness, need for emergency funds

Officials warn that lack of funds could hinder countermeasure development, battle against mosquitoes.

Apr 04, 2016

Apr 04, 2016

News Scan for Apr 04, 2016

Martinique microcephaly details
Antibiotic prescribing by sex
First dengue vaccine campaign

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 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016
White House

White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

The Obama administration, though, is sticking with its $1.9 billion request, some of which would cover the shift.

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.

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