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Science Daily

Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure
Science Daily
"Mapping this protein provides us the ability to reproduce a key part of the Zika virus in a lab," Kao said. "This means we can quickly analyze existing drugs and other compounds that can disrupt the spread of the virus. Drugs to target the Zika virus ...

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Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:11 am

Vela backs battle against Zika virus
Brownsville Herald
To find leaders willing to help in the fight against Zika, I visited Washington, D.C. recently to speak with members of Congress about the current state of Zika virus research. While many of these meetings went well, the most productive meeting by far ...

Posted: March 28, 2017, 1:52 am

Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply
Science Daily
The methods, called Zika virus nucleic acid amplification technology assays, demonstrated similar excellent sensitivities to assays currently used for screening for transfusion-transmitted viruses. The methods were substantially more sensitive than ...

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Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:30 am

Daily Beast

Zika Virus Not a Worry to Americans | Gallup
The risk of a Zika outbreak does not worry most in the U.S. Majorities say they will not contract the virus and trust the government to handle the disease.
The Anti-Vaxxer Illness Worse Than Zika - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
Gearing up for Zika battle: Officials say be prepared - Valley Morning ...Valley morning Star
Protect yourself against Zika and Lyme disease this summer | Fox ...Fox News
Eurasia Review
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Posted: March 27, 2017, 9:36 pm

Miami Herald

South Florida's Zika battle plan includes beefing up public labs, mosquito control
Miami Herald
South Florida's battle plan for Zika, expected to rebound with the rainy season, includes more boots on the ground to inspect and fumigate for mosquitoes, more lab resources to speed up test turnaround times and the promise of a more collegial ...
As Rainy Season Approaches, South Florida Officials Lay Out Zika PlanWLRN
Aggressive efforts against Zika will continueThe Ledger
Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continueWFLA
Treehugger -Baltimore Sun
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Posted: March 27, 2017, 6:57 pm

The Independent

Zika virus project hailed by Theresa May on Scottish visit was funded by EU scheme which could be lost after Brexit
The Independent
A research project hailed by Theresa May to protect people from “the awful Zika virus” was funded under an EU scheme likely to be lost after Brexit. The Liberal Democrats said the revelation was “a major embarrassment” for the Prime Minister, exposing ...

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Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:51 pm

Laboratory Equipment

Months After Rio Olympics, Zika Still Plagues Babies in Urban Slums
Laboratory Equipment
Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat of Zika. Despite the fears, not a single case of Zika or its major neurological complication, microcephaly, was ...

Posted: March 27, 2017, 1:34 pm


Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus
Zika virus (ZIKV), which causes Zika virus disease, is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. An infected pregnant woman can pass ZIKV to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of ...

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Posted: March 27, 2017, 9:45 am


Long-Term Impact Of Zika Virus In Puerto Rico Unknown : Shots ...
The Zika virus may have infected more than 1 million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to ...

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Posted: March 27, 2017, 9:06 am

The Straits Times

Students' kit can detect Zika and dengue faster
The Straits Times
A team from the Singapore Polytechnic has devised a kit to detect and distinguish between Zika and dengue infections. With the possibility of both Zika and dengue infections circulating in Singapore concurrently, the team of three Diploma in Biomedical ...

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:02 pm


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