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New approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

Added: 18.10.2018 15:19 | 9 views | 0 comments

To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status. A pair of researchers have succeeded in using CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful tool for altering DNA sequences and modifying gene function, to decrease mosquito body size, moving the research one step closer to eliminating mosquitoes that carry dengue fever and Zika virus.

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Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 80 cases confirmed

Added: 17.10.2018 14:12 | 18 views | 0 comments

(CNN)The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women. The first case was confirmed on September 23 and the number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the city of Jaipur has steadily grown since then. Teams sent by the government of India are working on the ground, said Dr V.K. Mathur, director of Public Health for Rajasthan. The state's health department has deployed 330 teams to affected areas in the Shastri Nagar area in Jaipur to monitor and stall the spread of the infection with intensive fogging of mosquito sites and rigorous surveillance to identify...

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Zika virus outbreak: everything you need to know

Added: 15.10.2018 18:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

What is the virus, how is it spread and how can people minimise the chances of catching it?

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Zika virus study reveals possible causes of brain pathology

Added: 15.10.2018 16:21 | 8 views | 0 comments

In healthy individuals, the Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, the unborn child can suffer from severe brain abnormalities as a result of mechanisms that have not yet been explained. A study shows that Zika virus proteins bind to cellular proteins that are required for neural development.

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Zika virus and pregnancy: Which countries are at risk and could it affect Meghan Markle's tour of Fiji and Tonga?

Added: 15.10.2018 13:18 | 20 views | 0 comments

What is the virus, how is it spread and how can people minimise the chances of catching it?

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Royal baby: Meghan and Harry sought medical advice over Zika virus ahead of Australia tour

Added: 15.10.2018 11:57 | 17 views | 0 comments

Pregnant Meghan Markle sought medical advice about the risk of contracting the Zika virus in Fiji and Tonga ahead of her and Prince Harry's Australian tour, a royal spokesman has confirmed.

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