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Jan 06, 2020

Jan 06, 2020
Doctor studying MRI brain scans

New study shows Zika's long arm in children

In kids at low risk of neurodevelopmental problems, deficits emerged in the first year of life without a smaller head circumference.

Oct 10, 2019

Oct 10, 2019
Zika babies with microcephaly

Study highlights Zika lessons, need to stay vigilant

The virus can have long-lasting consequences for those exposed in utero and will likely strike again, experts say.

Sep 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019
Dad and baby

Study implicates Asian Zika strain in African microcephaly cases

The Asian Zika virus strain was found to be the cause, a first for an African country.

Sep 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019
Research technician

UK health officials launch new infectious disease strategy

The plan focuses on 10 strategic priorities, including combating antimicrobial resistance.

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.

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