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Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts
The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.
The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.
Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.
Also, the CDC estimates that 216 million visits are made to the US from Zika-hit nations.
The new guidance offers clinicians a longer period for testing for Zika virus during the acute illness phase.
In other developments, a transgenic mosquito project is in the works for Grand Cayman and Spain reported a travel-linked microcephaly case.
The goal is to assess new tools, as current weapons aren't working well against Aedes mosquitoes.
As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Sanofi and NewLink announce efforts to develop Zika vaccines that will springboard off existing technologies.
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