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May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

News Scan for May 14, 2018

Expanded use of Zika test
Universal flu vaccine award

May 09, 2018

May 09, 2018
Blood specimens and units

Study: Zika blood donation screening costly, finds few cases

The extra testing cost about $42 million and identified only 9 positive donations.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

May 01, 2018

News Scan for May 01, 2018

Global health funding
Serratia marcescens outbreak
Marmoset model for Zika

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Sleeping baby in Brazil

Congenital Zika syndrome strongly linked to seizures

Also, in a study involving macaques, Zika virus caused fetal death, and monoclonal antibodies proved ineffective.

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Viral isolation

New findings on Zika virus in semen may alter CDC guidance

Infectious virus was found in 3 of 78 samples, all within 30 days of illness onset.

Mar 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018

News Scan for Mar 27, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
Zika cardiac findings in babies
Infection prevention & antibiotic stewardship
Emergency funds for WHO

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

Zika Scan for Feb 27, 2018

Zika testing challenges
Phase 1 Zika vaccine trial

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