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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.

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.

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.

Feb 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Jan 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
Central America map

Zika country list expands; Colombia sees GBS spike

Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year. 

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015

News Scan for Feb 19, 2015

More Saudi MERS cases
'Superbug' infections in California
TB research initiatives
Neglected tropical diseases

Apr 11, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Study finds versatile flu antibodies in human serum

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers recently added to the evidence that humans can and do produce antibodies that target a wide range of influenza strains, though how the findings can be exploited in the quest for a "universal" flu vaccine remains to be seen.

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