News & Perspective

Aug 03, 2016

Aug 03, 2016
Zika viruses in blood vessel

NIAID: Zika is caused by 1 serotype

Antibodies from infected people were able to inhibit strains from both Asian and African lineages.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

Jul 27, 2016

Jul 27, 2016
Petri mouse

Study notes promising Zika antibodies; Florida suspects more local cases

The study sheds light on how Zika antibodies bind to the virus. Also, Florida is investigating four possible local cases now, all from the same two counties: Broward and neighboring Miami-Dade.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
Rhesus monkeys

Zika animal studies yield new disease clues, optimism for vaccine

Key findings in the monkey study were protection against later infection and that infections in pregnant animals lasted much longer.

Jun 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Pregnancy group

With launch of big Zika pregnancy study, NIH seeks key answers

Also, agencies publish guidance on Olympics travel and lab testing, and New York City officials outline their Zika response.

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.

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016
South America globe

Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

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.

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