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Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Latino grandfather and baby

Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others

No link was found between microcephaly and a key insecticide—or vaccines.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Aedes mosquito

Takeda launches Zika vaccine trial; Chembio lands contract for rapid test

Japan-based Takeda announces the launch of a phase 1 trial of its Zika vaccine.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Drawing blood

Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest

The study of people in Salvador, Brazil, shows infection rates exceeding 60% in many populations.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Dengue infection

Dengue study adds to evidence for antibody enhancement

The study highlights ADE, when previous virus exposure enhances disease response.

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017
Aedes mosquito

More evidence of Zika, GBS link found in Puerto Rico

The findings are consistent with patterns seen during a 2013 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika MRI study

MRI, ultrasound found beneficial in prenatal Zika screening

In one case, relying on ultrasound alone would have given the mother false assurance.

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