News & Perspective

Apr 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016
Zika-infected neural cells

Studies show Zika brain damage; feds express deep concern

As studies show more neuro problems, US officials urge full Zika funding.

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 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
Vaccine production

Dengue vaccine performs perfectly in small challenge trial

The approach could be used to screen other dengue vaccine candidates, as well as for Zika vaccines.

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Ebola survivor in Liberia

Studies on Ebola survivors show range of complications

Findings include neurologic problems and a potential for virus survival in semen for 18 months.

Feb 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Jan 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
Central America map

Zika country list expands; Colombia sees GBS spike

Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year. 

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.

Jan 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

News Scan for Jan 13, 2016

Another Saudi MERS case
Brazil microcephaly update
NIH antibiotic funds

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