News & Perspective

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 07, 2018

Aug 07, 2018
Mom holding baby

1 in 7 kids exposed to Zika in utero suffers defects, delays

Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.

Aug 01, 2018

Aug 01, 2018

News Scan for Aug 01, 2018

Zika treatment trial
H9N2 illness in China

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

News Scan for Jul 27, 2018

Top US food outbreak culprits
Salad Cyclospora total nears 300
Infectious Zika in semen

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.

Jul 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018

News Scan for Jul 17, 2018

Novel antiviral for high-risk flu
Aedes vertical Zika spread
Ebola antibody therapy

Jul 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018

News Scan for Jul 11, 2018

Zika respiratory nerve palsy in babies
GBS following Campylobacter infection
CWD adaptation to humans

Jul 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

News Scan for Jul 10, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
DRC polio outbreaks
Wellcome funds innovation
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Australia Wolbachia mosquitoes

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018
Blood transfusion bags

FDA revises Zika testing for blood donations to allow pooled screening

The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.

Jul 02, 2018

Jul 02, 2018

Monkey studies suggest Zika role in miscarriage may be higher than thought

Findings hint that pregnancy losses from Zika may be underestimated and that damage can take place, even without symptoms.


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