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Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
neurons

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

Jun 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017

News Scan for Jun 21, 2017

Zika-dengue immunity findings
Saudi MERS case
Pertussis vaccine exemption
Ricin vaccine

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.

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

News Scan for Feb 21, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Poultry worker avian flu exposure
Yemen polio campaign
Multi-disease mosquito vaccine

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

Jul 27, 2016

Jul 27, 2016
Petri mouse

Study notes promising Zika antibodies; Florida suspects more local cases

The study sheds light on how Zika antibodies bind to the virus. Also, Florida is investigating four possible local cases now, all from the same two counties: Broward and neighboring Miami-Dade.

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016
South America globe

Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Zika virus structure

Study reveals Zika structure, French Polynesia details birth-defect cluster

Structure details may yield clues on how Zika damages cells and offer an inside track to drug, vaccine, and test developers.

Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
Vaccine production

Dengue vaccine performs perfectly in small challenge trial

The approach could be used to screen other dengue vaccine candidates, as well as for Zika vaccines.

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