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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:45 pm

CBS Miami

Drug Used To Treat Malaria Could Help Fight Zika's Damaging Effects
CBS Miami
“Although chloroquine didn't completely clear Zika from infected mice it did reduce the viral load, suggesting it could limit the neurological damage found in newborns infected by the virus,” said Alexey Terskikh, Ph. D., who co-authored the study ...
This anti-malaria drug may be new weapon against ZikaTheHealthSite
Florida Confirms Second Case Of Zika Virus For 2017Yeshiva World News
Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virusGears Of Biz

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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:53 pm

IEEE Spectrum

Drones Distribute Swarms of Sterile Mosquitoes to Stop Zika and Other Diseases
IEEE Spectrum
The deadliest animal on Earth, by far, is the mosquito. Each year, mosquitoes infect about 700 million people with diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Zika. Millions of people die annually from mosquito-borne illnesses, and ...

Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:37 pm

Yale News

Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
Yale News
The immune system's response to the Zika virus, rather than the virus itself, may be responsible for nerve-related complications of infection, according to a Yale study. This insight could lead to new ways of treating patients with Zika-related ...

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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:14 pm

Medscape

Assessing Zika Risk in International Travelers
Medscape
Clinicians should discuss destination-specific risks for Zika infection with patients who are international travelers, but providing risk-based guidance can be challenging. Because Zika virus infections are often asymptomatic or result in mild clinical ...

Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:28 pm

WGCU News

Florida Reports Second Local Zika Case For 2017
WGCU News
Last month, the Florida Department of Health reported the first case transmitted by a local mosquito came from a Manatee County couple, who had traveled to Cuba. One of them contracted Zika in Cuba, and the partner was bitten by a mosquito while ...

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Posted: November 19, 2017, 9:56 pm

CBS Miami

Florida confirms Miami's first mosquito-borne case of Zika in 2017
Miami Herald
Florida health officials reported Miami-Dade's first local case of Zika for 2017 on Friday, marking the state's second case of mosquito-borne transmission of the virus this year. However, the Florida Department of Health said there are no areas in the ...
Florida confirms second local Zika virus infection for 2017ABC News
Locally-Transmitted Case Of Zika Found In Miami-Dade CountyCBS Miami

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:43 pm

STAT

A plan to develop a Zika vaccine runs into controversy, as questions swirl about price and conflicts of interest
STAT
et another battle may erupt over a Zika virus vaccine and the extent to which drug makers should be allowed to benefit from products that are developed — at least in part — with taxpayer funds. There is an added twist in this case, however, in the ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:20 pm

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (blog)

Antimalarial Drug Repurposed to Treat and Prevent Zika Transmission
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (blog)
Now, researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego School of Medicine may have discovered a new use for the long-standing compound—treating Zika. The investigators examined the effect of CQ in human ...
Cheap, Safe Anti-Malaria Drug Reduces Zika Virus in MiceThe Scientist
'The Brazilian Zika outbreak could end soon'EurekAlert (press release)

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Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:34 pm

NPR

A Baby Exposed To Zika Virus Is Doing Well, One Year Later
NPR
Two years ago when babies first started being born with microcephaly because of the Zika virus, there was a huge amount of fear. Women who were infected had no idea how likely it was their babies would also be harmed. Researchers have since learned ...

Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:51 pm

NPR

Most Babies Exposed To Zika Are Doing Well : Shots - Health News ...
NPR
Yaritza Martinez was infected with the Zika virus when she was 12 weeks pregnant. Doctors in Washington, D.C., are studying her son and other children to see ...

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Posted: November 15, 2017, 6:51 pm

 

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