News & Perspective

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

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.

Dec 28, 2016

News Scan for Dec 28, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
Abx prescription feedback
Pakistan polio update
Chikungunya update

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Newborn resting on mom

Two studies highlight risk of fetal Zika damage

The data show different rates of defects but shed light on the link between exposure timing and poor outcomes.

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016
Zika-free baby

Study confirms 4-fold rise in Zika microcephaly in Colombia

The report adds to the growing body of literature linking Zika to a rise in microcephaly.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Zika virus

Zika linked to hearing and vision complications in adults

Also, New York's first 80 cases point to the usefulness of urine testing for diagnosis.

Dec 01, 2016

Dec 01, 2016

Groups report first Zika glaucoma, new 'minibrain' findings

Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.

Nov 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016
Mother with baby

Zika brain damage can evolve after birth, study finds

Also, a second mouse study finds evidence that the virus damages testes and fertility.

Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016
WHO logo

WHO scales back Zika public health emergency

The agency shifts to long-term response, which it says is more likely to provide sustained funding.

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.


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