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Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Nov 09, 2016

Nov 09, 2016
Aedes mosquito

Florida split over genetically modified mosquitoes

In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Oct 04, 2016

Oct 04, 2016
Prenatal exam

Texas enhances Zika surveillance in the Rio Grande Valley

In research developments, a group from Brazil profiled 11 microcephaly cases, and another team described lessons learned from experimentally infecting monkeys.

Sep 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016
Preemie

Case-control study adds to Zika-microcephaly link

In other developments, industry reps raised concerns about the impact on businesses, as Flordia's local case total continued to rise.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

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 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
blood pint

Blood center testing shows rapid Zika rise in Puerto Rico

The same test is in use at a Houston-area blood center, with some others facilities in the southern United States planning to start testing.

Jun 14, 2016

Jun 14, 2016
Olympic city

WHO panel: Risk of Zika spread from Olympics very low

Though the WHO has rejected calls to postpone or move the Olympics, the emergency committee reconsidered the issue again, weighing input from more experts.

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016
South America globe

Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

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