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Oct 10, 2019

Oct 10, 2019
Zika babies with microcephaly

Study highlights Zika lessons, need to stay vigilant

The virus can have long-lasting consequences for those exposed in utero and will likely strike again, experts say.

Jul 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
MRSA bacteria

Reports profile MCR gene in South America, first detection in Uruguay

Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina had the most MCR-positive isolates, a review finds.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Zika toddlers

Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots

In one group, 35% scored below average for language, 10% for cognitive development, and 16% for motor development.

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019
White lab rabbits

Report details vaccinia virus outbreak in 5 Chinese workers

The likely exposure was inoculated rabbit skins, but airborne spread cannot be ruled out.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Mom and baby with microcephaly

Study highlights early pregnancy Zika microcephaly risk

Zika infection in early pregnancy raise the risk of microcephaly 17 times, the study says.

Feb 07, 2019

Feb 07, 2019
Brazil favela

Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil

Partial protection from earlier dengue exposure in the favela population might explain Zika's quick decline there.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
Plasmodium in bloodstream

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika

Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Sleeping baby in Brazil

Congenital Zika syndrome strongly linked to seizures

Also, in a study involving macaques, Zika virus caused fetal death, and monoclonal antibodies proved ineffective.

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