News & Perspective

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.

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.

Jul 06, 2016

Jul 06, 2016
Female sprinter

NIH-funded study will track Zika in US Olympic participants

The study will monitor for infections in athletes, coaches, and USOC staff.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

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.

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