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Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:29 pm

WFMZ Allentown

Health Beat: Repurposed drug for Zika
WFMZ Allentown
SAN DIEGO - Alysson Muotri, a stem cell program director at UC San Diego School of Medicine, never thought he'd find a potential cure for Zika in his stem cell lab. He started searching for a virus like Zika, and he found one in early 2016. "When we ...

Posted: May 18, 2018, 8:40 pm

EurekAlert (press release)

UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
EurekAlert (press release)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. If we could develop strong antibodies against this E protein, then that would be the ...

Posted: May 18, 2018, 6:03 pm

ZIKA WARNING: Boom of tiger mosquitoes in SPAIN sparks deadly virus fears
Over the course of 2017, there has been a surge in the tiger mosquito population in Brits' holiday hotspot Spain. According to the Entomological Surveillance Report for 2017, more than 20 new municipalities were confirmed to have a new population of ...

Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:30 pm

YOUR HEALTH: Doctors may be close to a Zika vaccine |
The Zika virus infected hundreds of people and put newborns at risk. Work on a new vaccine is showing promise.

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Posted: May 18, 2018, 3:23 am

UCLA Newsroom

Lab-confirmed prenatal exposure to Zika is linked to cardiac defects in infants
UCLA Newsroom
For the first time, researchers have found evidence that infants with laboratory confirmation of Zika exposure before birth have a higher prevalence of major cardiac defects compared to infants who were not exposed to the mosquito-borne virus ...

Posted: May 16, 2018, 6:10 pm

Naples Daily News

University of South Florida in Tampa opens Zika care center
Naples Daily News
The University of South Florida in Tampa has opened a Zika referral center for patients in advance of the summer mosquito season and the potential for the virus to ramp up again in Florida, similar to 2016. In the meantime, the cost of screening 4 ...

Posted: May 15, 2018, 9:27 pm


FDA Approves Additional Claim for Roche Zika Test
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an additional claim for its Cobas Zika test for use on the Cobas 6800 and 8800 systems that enables streamlined screening of multiple individual blood or ...

Posted: May 14, 2018, 2:45 pm


Testing for Zika virus in blood donors finds few infections — at a cost of about $5.3 million each
“For Zika, we treat that virus differently than we treat any other virus,” Stramer told STAT. “So I think the argument we're trying to make is that Zika should be treated just like West Nile or HIV … etc., and not have to test each donation ...
Risk of Zika Infection From Blood Transfusion Is Low, New Study SaysWall Street Journal
Zika Screening of Individual Blood Donations Costs $5M for Every Positive Result, Study ShowsGenomeWeb
Investigational Testing for Zika Virus among U.S. Blood Donors | NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine

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Posted: May 9, 2018, 9:46 pm

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Researchers Testing Vaccine for Zika Virus
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
What's the deadliest creature on earth? Do sharks, crocodiles or snakes come to mind? Well, deaths from those creatures pale in comparison to mosquitoes. Globally, mosquitoes kill more than 700,000 people a year. Researchers are now testing a vaccine ...

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Posted: May 4, 2018, 9:15 pm

Zika, Lyme drive big increase in bug-borne disease in US
More and more Americans are being infected with diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, federal researchers reported Tuesday. More than 640,000 Americans were infected by so-called vector-borne diseases between 2004 and 2016, and nine new ...
Lyme disease, West Nile and Zika more than triple since 2004Q13 FOX
Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, CDC FindsNew York Times
Zika, West Nile, Lyme and other vector-borne diseases triple in the US over the past decadeOutbreak News Today
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Posted: May 1, 2018, 6:17 pm


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