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Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 07, 2018

Aug 07, 2018
Mom holding baby

1 in 7 kids exposed to Zika in utero suffers defects, delays

Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.

Jul 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018
Couple in hammock in the tropics

Study suggests smaller window for Zika sexual transmission

Zika RNA was present in semen for a median of 40 days and in vaginal fluid for a median of 14 days.

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018
Blood transfusion bags

FDA revises Zika testing for blood donations to allow pooled screening

The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.

Jul 02, 2018

Jul 02, 2018
Macaque

Monkey studies suggest Zika role in miscarriage may be higher than thought

Findings hint that pregnancy losses from Zika may be underestimated and that damage can take place, even without symptoms.

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
Boy getting checkup

New studies highlight Zika presentation in kids, veterans

In the children's study, headache, irritability, and hospitalization rates varied by age.

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Zika virus

Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

May 09, 2018

May 09, 2018
Blood specimens and units

Study: Zika blood donation screening costly, finds few cases

The extra testing cost about $42 million and identified only 9 positive donations.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Sleeping baby in Brazil

Congenital Zika syndrome strongly linked to seizures

Also, in a study involving macaques, Zika virus caused fetal death, and monoclonal antibodies proved ineffective.

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