News & Perspective

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.

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
India satellite photo

First local Zika cases noted in India; studies explore transmission

The WHO says the cases in India likely reflect low-level transmission.

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

Mar 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017
Mosquito sign

CDC expands Zika travel advisory as WHO updates risk levels

In research news, infected monkeys showed multi-organ involvement.

Feb 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
Zika microscope

Zika studies yield more fetal infection and testing clues, show persistence in breast milk

Surprisingly, tests on placental cells that correspond to the earliest pregnancy stages found more damage from the African Zika strain than the Asian one.

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Mice vaccine

Animal trial shows promise for Zika mRNA vaccine

The vaccine protected macaques from infection 5 weeks later and mice 5 months later.

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Zika virus

Zika linked to hearing and vision complications in adults

Also, New York's first 80 cases point to the usefulness of urine testing for diagnosis.

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.

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