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Rhesus macaque model offers route to study Zika brain pathology

Added: 21.06.2018 5:37 | 2 views | 0 comments

Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants. The findings may open up new ways to study the infection in an animal model.

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Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction

Added: 19.06.2018 18:58 | 17 views | 0 comments

In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first comprehensive study to investigate which mammal species may host the ZIKA virus (ZIKV).

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Floridians took Zika threat more seriously than rest of US -- but still most did nothing

Added: 14.06.2018 15:49 | 4 views | 0 comments

Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the United States to getting the virus, were more knowledgeable about it, and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures.


What does the future hold for the children of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil?

Added: 14.06.2018 2:11 | 12 views | 0 comments

A new study uses a mouse model to investigate the potential long-term effects of early-life infection by Zika virus, and indicates that blocking TNF-alpha may be an effective strategy to stop seizures in newborns exposed to Zika congenitally.



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