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Zika: Children of the outbreak

Added: 24.05.2019 3:57 | 4 views | 0 comments

Just over three years ago, an outbreak of the Zika virus caused a crisis in Brazil: a dramatic increase in babies born with microcephaly. These babies are now young children facing a variety of medical problems and an uncertain future. But just as a sudden drop in the number of cases has calmed fears of the virus, health officials are on alert for another outbreak. Elaine Quijano travels to Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the crisis, to meet a mom determined to provide the best life for her daughter, and the doctors on the frontlines.

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Zika: Silent long-term circulation in Thailand

Added: 22.05.2019 5:19 | 4 views | 0 comments

In an attempt to shed light on Zika circulation, scientists decided to investigate the history of the Zika virus in Thailand. They discovered that it has been circulating in the country for at least 16 years and probably longer.

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Game over for Zika? KU Leuven researchers develop promising vaccine

Added: 22.05.2019 5:19 | 5 views | 0 comments

Scientists have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies.

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Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' zika virus

Added: 22.05.2019 5:18 | 7 views | 0 comments

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. Scientists tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor.

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Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' zika virus

Added: 17.05.2019 21:18 | 13 views | 0 comments

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. Scientists tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor.

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