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Postnatal identification of Zika virus peptides from saliva

Added: 22.08.2017 3:21 | 17 views | 0 comments

For the first time, researchers are using proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, there is an increased need for a rapid and effective test for the virus. This study offers a new, quicker and more cost-effective way to test for the virus.

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Zika virus stifles pregnant women's weakened immune system to harm baby

Added: 21.08.2017 17:17 | 7 views | 0 comments

The Zika virus suppresses a pregnant woman's immune system, enabling the virus to spread and increasing the chances an unborn baby will be harmed, study finds. The study is the first to report that the Zika virus targets specific white blood cells, handicapping a pregnant woman's immune system in a way that almost resembles HIV. Pregnant women are more prone to immune suppression. Zika exploits that weakness to infect and replicate.

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Zika virus reduced to few cases after scare in 2016

Added: 21.08.2017 2:00 | 7 views | 0 comments


The Zika virus scare that sparked unprecedented travel warnings and a rush on bug spray in 2016 has petered out in its second year, with scientists saying that efforts to stamp out disease-carrying mosquitos and the human immunity built up over the last year have combined to constrain the spread. ...

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Prior dengue or yellow fever exposure does not worsen Zika infection in monkeys

Added: 04.08.2017 17:39 | 15 views | 0 comments

Rhesus macaques previously infected with dengue or yellow fever viruses appear to be neither more nor less susceptible to severe infection with Zika virus, according to new research.

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Scientists track Zika virus transmission in mice

Added: 03.08.2017 18:16 | 22 views | 0 comments

Scientists have developed a mouse model to study Zika virus transmitted sexually from males to females, as well as vertically from a pregnant female to her fetus. They are using the model to study how and when the virus is spread, including how the virus crosses the placenta, as well as to investigate potential treatments to block virus transmission.

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Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact

Added: 02.08.2017 21:18 | 6 views | 0 comments

Casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is not enough for the Zika virus to move between hosts, according to researchers who conducted studies with monkeys.

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Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas

Added: 26.07.2017 22:40 | 22 views | 0 comments

For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Added: 18.07.2017 21:11 | 22 views | 0 comments

A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The assay is currently in the licensing process and researchers hope it will be available to the medical community soon.

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