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Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
Pregnant woman with ultrasound

French Polynesia study gauges Zika microcephaly risk in early pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy was associated with the greatest microcephaly risk, the research team found.

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.

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Mar 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
Frieden demonstrates bottle test

Feds: Zika challenges in Puerto Rico highlight funding needs

An update today came with strong pleas for Congress to pass $1.9 billion in funding.

Mar 10, 2016
Saliva samples

Studies cite possible Zika-meningitis link, note virus in saliva

The saliva report hints at a possible human-to-human transmission route, and the meningitis report expands the list of possible neuro complications.

Mar 09, 2016

Mar 09, 2016
PCR strip

WHO group sets priorities for Zika-fighting tools

Priorities include diagnostic tests, inactivated vaccines, and mosquito-control tools.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
WHO Zika emergency committee

Growing Zika complication data color advice from WHO panel

The WHO Zika emergency committee, in its 2nd meeting, called for stronger steps.

Mar 07, 2016

Mar 07, 2016
Zika banners

WHO reconvenes Zika panel; Philippines has possible local spread

The WHO has convened its Zika emergency committee for the 2nd time, a 3-day countermeasure meeting begins in Geneva, and a mouse study shows promise for a broad-spectrum antiviral drug.

Mar 04, 2016

Mar 04, 2016
Mother and baby

Pair of studies add weight to link between Zika and birth defects

Research finds 29% of women with Zika have babies with abnormalities as well as evidence that cortical cells in the fetus could be disrupted.

Mar 04, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC announces Zika summit as gush of developments continues

The CDC will host a summit Apr 1, Laos has local transmission, and studies highlight key developments.

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