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Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

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.

May 04, 2017

May 04, 2017
Pregnant profile

MRI series explores Zika exposure in the womb

Also, reseachers identify a Zika antibody that might open up new therapy and vaccine possibilities.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

Two yellow fever cases confirmed outside of Rio de Janeiro

Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.

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 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.

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 05, 2016

Oct 05, 2016
Zika virus

Colombian study bolsters evidence of Zika-GBS link

Study today provides more evidence of a strong link between Zika and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
WHO logo

WHO continues Zika emergency amid virus spread, unanswered questions

Also, the CDC announced $2.4 million to help large cities detect and manage birth defects, and researchers revealed possible differences in brain cell infections between the 2 Zika lineages.

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