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Charleston Post Courier

Houston braces for another brush with the peril of Zika
Charleston Post Courier
With 4.5 million people in a hot, muggy metropolis built atop a bayou, Houston is a perfect target for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But it may be better prepared than any other urban center to stop an outbreak. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times).
QLD Health Denies Reports Zika Virus Has Hit The CoastHit 107
Coimbatore airport sets up Zika virus screening centreThe Hindu
Health Ministry to hire more health aides under zika virus programmeJamaica Gleaner

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:11 am


Vaginal Probiotics Could Slow Zika & Other STD Infections
We might think of Zika as a mosquito-borne virus that effects developing fetuses, but, it also can be passed through sex by either a man or a woman, just like herpes and other STD viruses. New research has shown that vaginal bacteria can inhibit ...

Posted: July 23, 2017, 8:00 pm


Researchers find potential Zika cure in discontinued antibiotic
The molecular structure of proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first discovered only a year ago. Now, the 'novobiocin' compound has been tested on mice achieving a 100 percent cure rate. Researchers still need to establish the ...
Spanish scientists develop 'anti-Zika drug'The Hindu
Molecule for potential drug to cure Zika virus fever foundNewsfolo

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Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:46 pm

Santa Barbara Independent

UC Santa Barbara Targets Zika
Santa Barbara Independent
Anxiety over the Zika virus has grown in fits and starts since it broke out dramatically in Brazil in 2015, with widespread reports of infected pregnant women bearing infants suffering microcephaly, a condition in which the brain fails to grow fully ...

Posted: July 23, 2017, 1:04 pm

Times Daily

Health officials: stay vigilant, but don't panic about Zika
Times Daily
Because of an epidemic in 2015-16, most have heard of a particular mosquito-borne illness known as the Zika virus. On February 1, 2016 the virus was declared a Public Health Emergency with International Concern by the World Health Organization.

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Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:18 am


What Brazil could teach US about Zika
(CNN) For 10 months, my Human Rights Watch colleagues and I have been researching the impact of the Zika epidemic on women and girls in northeastern Brazil. We interviewed 183 people, including 98 women and girls. Before heading out each day, our ...

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Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:44 pm


War of the mosquito sexes: Scientists and Google launch a high-tech war to combat Zika
Experimental bugs carrying a secret weapon are being released in the Florida Keys and Fresno, CA, in the fight against the Zika virus. The mosquitoes are infected with a bacteria called wolbachia that interferes with reproduction, essentially aiming to ...
2011 mosquito project may have spared Cairns from Zika
What is Houston's Zika risk?Houston Chronicle
Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existenceWashington Post
Irish Times -NPR -Verily Blog - Verily Life Sciences
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:08 pm


Why Zika Is Especially Hard On The Women Of Brazil
It started with the task of keeping mosquitoes at bay — a task that often fell to the women and girls in a family. And it continues today with women shouldering much of the care for babies born with congenital Zika syndrome, which includes ...

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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:50 pm

Zika in 2017: Virus threat has been quiet, but it hasn't gone away
Recent numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that Zika hasn't been picked up (so far) by indigenous mosquito populations. If that had happened, Zika might well have gone from being an exotic anomaly to being part of the new normal.
Mosquito species known to transmit Zika found in Wis.; no known cases of Zika foundWBAY
Listen Up, There's a New STI You Need to Worry AboutReader's Digest
Mosquito capable of spreading Zika found in Dane County; 'unlikely' to increase
Human Rights Watch -Wisconsin Public Radio News
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:40 pm


Why Zika virus infections are way down in US this summer
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Zika, the virus that sparked widespread concern last year? It's on the wane, at least for now. The number of people infected with Zika is down substantially this year in the United States, reflecting a precipitous drop in mosquito ...
Zika Vaccine Protects Mouse Fetuses From Birth DefectsTIME
'Poverty favours the mosquito': experts warn Zika virus could return to BrazilThe Guardian
How Brazil's Zika Epidemic Highlights Women's Everyday Plight: Human Rights WatchForbes
Minneapolis Star Tribune -National Institutes of Health (press release) -The Scientist
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 12:43 am


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