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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 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 05, 2018

Feb 05, 2018
Baby macaque

Zika studies highlight brain damage, possible genetic link

One study hints that infection in children and young adults may affect brain health.

Jan 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Baby head circumference

Brazilian studies highlight Zika microcephaly patterns

One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Latino grandfather and baby

Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others

No link was found between microcephaly and a key insecticide—or vaccines.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

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