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Jun 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

News Scan for Jun 24, 2016

White House Zika funding threat
Saudi MERS update
Flu vaccine developments
CDC lab incident disclosures
Measles susceptibility estimate

Dec 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Zika pipette

Florida reports more local Zika cases; FDA warns of possible IgM test problems

Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.

Nov 09, 2016

Nov 09, 2016
Aedes mosquito

Florida split over genetically modified mosquitoes

In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
Singapore skyline

Local Zika transmission confirmed in Singapore

Also, another diagnostic test received an EUA and a vaccine trial launched in Puerto Rico.

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Blood pint photo

FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Aug 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016
South Beach Miami

Zika spread confirmed in Miami Beach

A 2nd confirmed transmission area in Miami causes federal officials to expand their travel advisory and alert health providers of the risks.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Blood bags

Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations. 

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Vaccine vials

FDA paves way for first human Zika vaccine trial

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.

Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
blood pint

Blood center testing shows rapid Zika rise in Puerto Rico

The same test is in use at a Houston-area blood center, with some others facilities in the southern United States planning to start testing.

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