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Jan 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

News Scan for Jan 13, 2016

Another Saudi MERS case
Brazil microcephaly update
NIH antibiotic funds

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
Dengue patient

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface

Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Pregnant traveler at airport

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.

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.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016
Baby mice

Animal studies detail marked Zika damage in developing brains

Study results show the virus crosses the placenta and extensively damages fetal brains, and the outbreak strain in the Americas appears worse than in Africa.

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 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.

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