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Zika virus persists in the central nervous system and lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Added: 28.04.2017 17:16 | 8 views | 0 comments

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study.

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Florida officials: No Zika found in mosquito samples so far

Added: 28.04.2017 14:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

Florida agriculture officials say no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus so far this year


New insight into brain development disorder

Added: 24.04.2017 19:13 | 13 views | 0 comments

Two years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as congenital genetic diseases. Much is still unknown about brain development, but researchers have now new shed light on the molecules involved.

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Florida fights Zika virus by releasing thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes

Added: 22.04.2017 2:46 | 21 views | 0 comments

Thousands of mosquitoes have been infected with a bacteria that will stop them reproducing and...

Cuba's Zika battle

Added: 21.04.2017 17:10 | 7 views | 0 comments

Cuba has declared war on the Zika virus, with fumigation squads going house to house to prevent the disease from spreading. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.


Traces of Zika Found in Asian tiger mosquito in Brazil

Added: 17.04.2017 16:12 | 6 views | 0 comments

In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary vector, the yellow fever mosquito. The research does not conclude that the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) can transmit Zika to humans, but it highlights the need for deeper research into additional potential vectors for the virus.


Insight into protein critical to Zika virus reproduction

Added: 11.04.2017 20:51 | 9 views | 0 comments

The atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction has now been conducted by researchers, describes a new report.


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