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Zika: Studying the 'rebound virus'

Added: 21.06.2017 19:19 | 4 views | 0 comments

Scientists are investigating how the Zika virus is able to find a safe harbor in an infected host's tissue and stage a rebound weeks after the virus was seemingly cleared by the immune system.


Gaps remain in surveillance for mosquitoes that transmit Zika, new CDC data shows

Added: 19.06.2017 17:20 | 9 views | 0 comments

As concerns over Zika virus have grown since 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has turned to local public health professionals to compile data on distribution of the two primary mosquito species capable of transmitting the virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Their findings highlight both the potential widespread presence of the mosquitoes as well as gaps in local surveillance capabilities crucial to understanding the threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

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Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice

Added: 12.06.2017 21:38 | 11 views | 0 comments

Just one dose of an experimental Zika vaccine provided mice with 100 percent protection against a potentially lethal dose of the virus, researchers report.The quick spread of the Zika virus and its devastating effects on the brain development of babies have made the need...


Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants

Added: 12.06.2017 2:08 | 11 views | 0 comments

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced motor function in Chinese infants, a study found.

1 in 20 Babies Have Birth Defects When Mothers Are Infected With Zika

Added: 09.06.2017 2:47 | 23 views | 0 comments

In a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was shown that as many as one in 20 babies born to mothers infected with the Zika virus have birth defects, according to The Guardian. The risk got even higher if the mothers contracted Zika in the first trimester to one in 13 babies having birth defects. The report used data from more than 2,5000 pregnancies across five U.S. states and found 122 babies, or 5% were born with birth defects from January 1 2016 through April 25 2017 in the largest study of Zika in America ever. “The bottom line for women is Zika virus infection diagnosed during any trimester can lead to severe birth defects,” said Anne...

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Development of a novel vaccine for Zika

Added: 06.06.2017 16:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

Researchers have developed a new Zika virus vaccine that gives 100 percent protection in mice. The vaccine is the first to be based on the Zika virus NS1 protein, and the first to show single-dose protection against Zika in an immunocompetent lethal mouse challenge model.

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Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumors

Added: 06.06.2017 16:59 | 8 views | 0 comments

In a revolutionary first, scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers.  

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