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Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Holding hands

CDC probes 14 more Zika cases possibly spread via sex

The findings underscore advice regarding strict precautions in returning travelers, the CDC says.

Feb 23, 2016
Brazil map

WHO, PAHO chiefs meet in Brazil over Zika

Also, a microcephaly study launches in Brazil and new mosquito control efforts are being explored.

Feb 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016
Tobago beach

Zika outbreak expands; WHO assesses threat to Africa

The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.

Feb 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
Brazil's health minister

WHO issues Zika blood guidance, mobilizes for next steps

Also, the CDC shares new guidance on babies and children with acute infections.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
Pope Francis

Pope signals contraceptives may be OK in light of Zika

Pope Francis's comments coincide with WHO guidance on preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

Feb 18, 2016

Microcephaly cases rise; Zika detected in amniotic fluid

The finding of the virus in amniotic fluid adds evidence to a possible link between Zika and microcephaly.

Feb 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

FDA: Those at risk of Zika should wait to donate blood

The agency says even though the virus has not been confirmed in the US blood supply, the risk is real.

Feb 17, 2016
Lab mouse

Inovio reports promising Zika vaccine results in mice

A robust immune response in mice clears the way for tests in nonhuman primates.

Feb 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016
Sterile mosquitoes

WHO unveils Zika game plan, mosquito-control assessment

The WHO's mosquito-control assessment spoke to the complex and daunting task, but also acknowledged a possible role for newer tools.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016
Insect repellent

WHO gives overview of Zika impact; Brazil cites 300 more microcephaly cases

Also, Brazil's health ministry rejected a possible microcephaly link to larvicides, and experts are gathering for a US Zika priority workshop tomorrow.


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