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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 DNA vaccine

First human trial of DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise

The trial of 40 adults with 2 dose levels found the vaccine safe and immunogenic.

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.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Zika virus

Single mutation tied to Zika's ability to cause microcephaly, GBS

One genetic mutation in 2013 allowed the virus to become more infective and cause birth defects, a new study suggests.

Sep 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017
Mom and baby mice

Scientists identify dengue antibody that protects against Zika

The antibody protected both adult and fetal mice against Zika infection.

Sep 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017
Lab mouse

Zika vaccine prevents pregnancy spread, testicle damage in mice

A single dose of the live-attenuated vaccine prevents transmission to the offspring of pregnant mice, as well as preventing testicular damage in male mice.

Sep 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Aedes albopictus

New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases

About 75% of counties on the US mainland have suitable habitat for Aedes mosquitoes, CDC researchers say.

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017
Vaccine vials and syringe

Sanofi halts work on Zika vaccine amid federal funding cuts

The vaccine it has been developing with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been halted.

Aug 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017
Wheelchair patient rehabilitating

Case-control study finds more evidence of Zika-GBS link

Older adults were hardest hit by Guillain-Barre syndrome in northeast Brazil.

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