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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.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

News Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Zika birth defects
More yellow fever
Limiting dengue
Malaria in the Americas
H5N8 outbreaks

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Neurons

Analysis highlights strong Zika-GBS association

Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.

Jun 01, 2016

Jun 01, 2016
Baby foot in incubator

Baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in New Jersey

Also, the CDC estimates that 216 million visits are made to the US from Zika-hit nations.

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016
Urinalysis

CDC updates Zika guidance to include urine testing

The new guidance offers clinicians a longer period for testing for Zika virus during the acute illness phase.

May 06, 2016

May 06, 2016
fetal ultrasound

Lab study reveals Zika damage mechanism in fetal brain

In other developments, a transgenic mosquito project is in the works for Grand Cayman and Spain reported a travel-linked microcephaly case.

Mar 14, 2016

Mar 14, 2016
Aedes aegypti

WHO emergency vector control group meets in Geneva

The goal is to assess new tools, as current weapons aren't working well against Aedes mosquitoes.

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
French flag

France reports Zika sexual spread; Honduras probes GBS in pregnancy

As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Feb 02, 2016

Feb 02, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Companies announce new Zika vaccine initiatives

Sanofi and NewLink announce efforts to develop Zika vaccines that will springboard off existing technologies.

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