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Knowing more about a virus threat may not satisfy you

Added: 29.05.2020 18:24 | 2 views | 0 comments

People who rate themselves as highly knowledgeable about a new infectious disease threat could also be more likely to believe they don't know enough, a new study suggests. In the case of this study, the infectious disease threat was the Zika virus. But the authors of the new study say the results could apply to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Hundreds of novel viruses discovered in insects

Added: 27.05.2020 22:41 | 5 views | 0 comments

New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated with camels. In order to identify new viral diseases quickly and prevent possible epidemics, scientists are targeting their search at viruses in animals. In a current study, they have now discovered hundreds of novel viruses in insects.

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Zika vaccine protects fetus in pregnant monkeys

Added: 27.05.2020 22:41 | 6 views | 0 comments

An experimental vaccine against the Zika virus reduced the amount of virus in pregnant rhesus macaques and improved fetal outcomes. The work could help support development and approval of an experimental Zika DNA vaccine currently in early stage trials in humans.

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Zika vaccine protects both mom and fetus, but mom needs a higher dose when pregnant

Added: 27.05.2020 22:41 | 7 views | 0 comments

Researchers showed, for the first time, that a single, higher dose of vaccination to a pregnant mouse safely protects both her and her fetus from the Zika virus. The researchers found that a single, less potent dose was not enough to protect the fetus.

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