News & Perspective

Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016
Experimental Zika vaccine

Experts: Multiple Zika vaccine platforms likely needed

A DNA vaccine could help stamp out the outbreak, while a live-attenuated vaccine could offer lifelong immunity.

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

Sep 09, 2016

Sep 09, 2016
Tony Fauci, MD

Zika money dries up; Miami Beach aerial spraying begins

Also, officials report sexual transmission in Pennsylvania and the Netherlands.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

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.

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