News & Perspective

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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.

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.

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. 

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

Apr 08, 2016

Apr 08, 2016
ICU patient

Report outlines patterns in rare fatal Zika infections

One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.

Mar 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016
Neural stem cell

Zika studies explore fetal brain problems, virus damage

A case report finds more fetal evidence of Zika-related brain development problems, and a study on fetal neural cells hints at a possible damage mechanism.

Feb 03, 2016

Feb 03, 2016
Blood unit

Zika outbreak alters Red Cross blood donor protocol

Also today, the CDC added Jamaica and Tonga to its travel advisory, and an Indian company announced two vaccine candidates.

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