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Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
neurons

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

Aug 14, 2017

News Scan for Aug 14, 2017

MERS case
Multidrug-resistant BSIs in India
Polio emergency continues
Ricin vaccine funding
Chikungunya in the Americas

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

Jun 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017

News Scan for Jun 21, 2017

Zika-dengue immunity findings
Saudi MERS case
Pertussis vaccine exemption
Ricin vaccine

Jun 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Data on Zika in mosquitoes suggest early presence in Rio

A separate study found Zika virus in the saliva of 5 different mosquito species in Mexico.

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Zika virus

Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

Mar 09, 2017

Mar 09, 2017
Yellow fever vaccination

Yellow fever in Brazil raises worries of a new Zika-like threat

What started as a jungle-related outbreak is now pushing toward urban areas.

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.

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.

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