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Avoid the bite this summer; tips to stay mosquito free  KETV Omaha

After a painfully wet spring with more rain to come, mosquitoes will be a major problem this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:45 pm
Avoiding bug bites  ITIJ

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has highlighted the importance of avoiding bug bites for travellers.

Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:22 pm
Help is on the way  Barbados Today

Veteran entertainer Richard Stoute and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society have partnered to offer assistance to identical twins, Toriaya and Tariaya ...

Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:37 pm
First Zika Diagnostic Test Cleared for Marketing in the US  Medical Bag

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the ZIKV Detect 2.0 lgM Capture ELISA (InBios) for testing of Zika virus immunoglobulin antibodies in blood.

Posted: May 24, 2019, 1:00 pm
Watch out for mosquitoes – and West Nile risk – this Memorial Day weekend, officials warn  Sacramento Bee

Record rainfall this month in the Sacramento, Calif. region means mosquitoes are likely to be out in force. Officials recommend precautions this Memorial Day ...

Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:55 pm
Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika  The Tico Times

Health authorities reported Wednesday that the births of children with microcephaly in Costa Rica have quadrupled since the appearance of the Zika virus in ...

Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:29 pm
MIT professor accused of claiming others' scientific discoveries as his own  STAT

Researchers have cast doubts on the integrity of work by professor Ram Sasisekharan, whose computational approach has been used to develop new ...

Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:22 pm
Stop the Zika virus from spreading wide  The Standard

Kenyans first heard about the Zika virus in the pre-2016 Rio Olympics season. At the time, the news may not have caused much concern, except for the safety of ...

Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:05 pm
Pint Of Science helping quench thirst for knowledge of science-hungry public  ABC News

People across Brisbane are gathering over beers, not Bunsen burners, to learn more about the latest scientific discoveries.

Posted: May 21, 2019, 9:00 pm
Saint Lucia Records Decrease In Zika Cases  St. Lucia Times Online News

Press Release:- Thanks to a meaningful partnership between the government of St. Lucia and the United States Government, St. Lucia has seen a reduction in.

Posted: May 21, 2019, 5:32 pm
Scientist find deadly Zika virus in West Pokot County | PRESS REVIEW : KTN News  The Standard

The nbsp;deadly Zika virus, which almost marred the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, has been detected in Kenya for the first time.

Posted: May 21, 2019, 5:32 am
Deadly Zika virus confirmed circulating in Kenya  The Standard

In the study, they found all the four viruses present with Zika being recorded for the first time in Kenya.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:50 pm
Blue Sky Science: Can all mosquito species transmit the Zika virus?  Lincoln Journal Star

Not all mosquitos can transmit the Zika virus, and that's the case with any mosquito-borne pathogen.

Posted: May 20, 2019, 4:14 pm
Hurricane Matthew and the Spread of Zika: A Likely Combination  Medical Tourism Magazine

Hurricane Matthew a Category 3 storm that ravaged coastal towns throughout the Southeastern United States last week left damaged homes flooded streets and ...

Posted: May 19, 2019, 2:09 am
Everyone is Buzzing About a Zika Cure  Medical Tourism Magazine

Zika virus has become a global pandemic affecting 61 countries and leaving various birth defects and neurological disorders. Since finding zika cure through ...

Posted: May 18, 2019, 9:09 pm
Snowbirds Wonder How to Best Protect Themselves From the Zika Outbreak in Florida  Medical Tourism Magazine

As winter approaches, around 900000 to one million northerners flock to Florida to escape the cold weather and cloudy skies. After Zika outbreak, these ...

Posted: May 18, 2019, 9:08 pm
Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' Zika virus  EurekAlert

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant ...

Posted: May 17, 2019, 2:36 pm
County and city leaders gather for annual Zika response conference  KVEO-TV

MCALLEN, Texas - Hidalgo County is one of nine Texas counties identified as a higher risk of spreading Zika. County leaders joining McAllen city leaders to ...

Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:00 am
Health Officials prepare for Zika at 3rd annual bi-national conference  KGBT-TV

Mosquito season is upon us and health officials are holding a conference at the McAllen Convention Center to talk about Zika. Health officials from Texas and ...

Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:00 am
'I'm there': Day eager to represent Australia at 2020 Olympics  The Age

Jason Day declared his intention to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, admitting it was disappointing to skip 2016 due to fears of the Zika virus.

Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:00 am
Trump Org. Blames Zika, Gun Violence for “Severely Underperforming” Hotels  Vanity Fair

In some ways, being president of the United States has been good for Donald Trump's bottom line. For instance, when he spends weekends at Mar-a-Lago, his ...

Posted: May 15, 2019, 6:46 pm
GAO recommends USAID improve fund tracking, response planning  Homeland Preparedness News

Though efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have helped many countries hit by the Zika virus since its emergence in 2015, the ...

Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:00 am
Brazil Court Delay Leaves Zika Families in Limbo  Human Rights Watch

Families raising children with Zika syndrome face yet another delay in their struggle to secure the help they need after Brazil's supreme court withdrew a ...

Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika wildfire protection bill heads to governor's desk  KTVZ

Legislation to improve Oregon's wildfire wildfire protection efforts unanimously passed the Oregon Senate on Tuesday and is headed to Gov. Kate Brown's desk ...

Posted: May 14, 2019, 7:00 am
Long-term consequences of Zika virus infection  EurekAlert

Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of ...

Posted: May 13, 2019, 5:02 pm
Emergency Assistance for Zika: USAID Supported Activities Overseas but Could Improve Funds Tracking and Response Planning  Government Accountability Office

The Zika virus appeared in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015 and spread to many countries in less than a year. Zika can have mild or unnoticed symptoms, ...

Posted: May 13, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika Infection Could Cause ADHD Later in Life  PrecisionVaccinations

A new study reported a Zika virus infection during the later stages of gestation may harbor increased risk for developmental disorders. This mice-based study ...

Posted: May 13, 2019, 7:00 am
Where Are Californians Acquiring the Zika Virus?  Vax Before Travel

The State of California Health and Human Services Agency reported 17 Zika virus disease cases during 2019. According to this May 1, 2019 report, all 17 of ...

Posted: May 8, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Reduced by 78%  PrecisionVaccinations

As part of the national effort to limit Zika transmission in the United States, the City of South Miami, Florida, implemented a 6-month experiment with an innovative ...

Posted: May 6, 2019, 7:00 am
Rheumatoid arthritis drug diminishes Zika birth defects in mice  Science Daily

In experiments with pregnant mice infected with the Zika virus, researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to ...

Posted: May 6, 2019, 7:00 am
The Zika Virus is Here to Stay  Medical Tourism Magazine

Once declared a global health emergency now the Zika virus is here to stay according to officials. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that ...

Posted: May 3, 2019, 7:00 am
Yellow fever, Asian tiger mosquitoes adept at transmitting Zika  Clay Today Online

Thursday, May 23Clay Chamber Military Appreciation Lunch will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Rear ...

Posted: May 1, 2019, 7:00 am
A & B first to utilize Zika software  Antigua Observer

Antigua and Barbuda is the first of four countries in the Caribbean to employ a new case management tool called Zika Mass. “This software is awesome because ...

Posted: May 1, 2019, 7:00 am
Advances in Singapore's Zika and dengue fight, Singapore News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Singapore scientists have succeeded in mapping out the structures of the dengue and Zika virus strains - a crucial milestone in the development of treatments for ...

Posted: April 27, 2019, 7:00 am
Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika  Infection Control Today

Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes found in Florida -- and infected with the Zika virus -- are good at transmitting the virus, new University of Florida ...

Posted: April 26, 2019, 7:00 am
Unveiling The Map To Designing Treatments For Dengue And Zika Viruses  BioSpace

Singapore – Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR), Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with scientists from ...

Posted: April 24, 2019, 7:00 am
How to be a good host (for Zika virus)  Medical Xpress

Three years after the Zika virus swept through tropical and subtropical South America, the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas, much remains unknown about what ...

Posted: April 23, 2019, 7:00 am
Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus  EurekAlert

Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland ...

Posted: April 23, 2019, 7:00 am
America’s Zika Hot-Spot Remains Puerto Rico  Vax Before Travel

As of April 3, 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had not reported any Zika virus cases in the USA or its Territories during 2019.

Posted: April 21, 2019, 7:00 am
Research Brief: Risk of congenital Zika syndrome greater than previously thought  UMN News

Matthew Aliota, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, led the study.

Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:00 am
Mosquitoes, Zika, Sexuality: Art Meets Science In A New Film Installation At PAMM  WLRN

In a dark gallery at the Perez Art Museum Miami, two screens on opposite sides of the room play a pair of films on an alternating loop—one follows.

Posted: April 17, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika Virus Update for Summer 2019

There are a variety of ways you can protect yourself and your property from a mosquito invasion to keep yourself and your family safe this summer and make ...

Posted: April 10, 2019, 7:00 am
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus transmission worldwide – 9 April 2019 - World  ReliefWeb

English Assessment on World about Health, Children and Women; published on 09 Apr 2019 by ECDC.

Posted: April 9, 2019, 7:00 am
Model identifies primate species most likely to spread Zika in the Americas  Healio

Through modeling, researchers identified the primate species in the Americas that are most likely to harbor Zika virus and found that those posing the greatest ...

Posted: April 8, 2019, 7:00 am
Researchers create molecules with strong anti-Zika virus potential  EurekAlert

Scientists have created a molecule with both strong anti-Zika properties and low toxicity to animal cells.

Posted: April 4, 2019, 7:00 am
Could a Warming Planet Increase the Spread of the Zika and West Nile Viruses?  Pacific Standard

We often think of climate change in terms of extreme weather, but the impacts of global warming will extend far beyond natural disasters. Scientists suggest ...

Posted: April 4, 2019, 7:00 am
The latest on Zika, what parents need to know  Charleston Post Courier

Zika became a hot topic a few years back when over 100000 people contracted the virus in Colombia. In all, 20 babies were born with microcephaly, a birth ...

Posted: April 1, 2019, 7:00 am
Faster and cheaper test to detect Zika  SciDev.Net

Diagnostic test can be used in remote places at a fraction of the cost of existing methods, researchers say.

Posted: April 1, 2019, 7:00 am
Dengue may affect Zika transmission  Healio

Recent studies, including one published in Science, suggest that certain levels of dengue antibody caused by prior dengue infection may be protective against ...

Posted: April 1, 2019, 7:00 am
Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead  Business Insider

As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.

Posted: March 28, 2019, 7:00 am
CDC, Group K Diagnostics ink deal to design Zika virus test

The federal agency partnered with the Center City diagnostics startup to create a rapid detection tool for the mosquito-borne virus. CDC, Group K Diagnostics ink ...

Posted: March 28, 2019, 7:00 am
Scientist: Zika virus outbreaks that impacted pregnant women have almost disappeared  WSB Atlanta

As spring and summer travel picks up, travel warnings for pregnant women are easing when it comes to the Zika Virus.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 7:00 am
Occupational Zika Risks for Lab and Biomedical Researchers

Deep-dives into Zika virus exposures shed light on how we can protect lab workers.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 7:00 am
Effects of dengue immunity on Zika virus infection

The factors that contributed to the explosive nature of the 2015 Zika outbreak in the Americas are not well understood. A new analysis explores the link between ...

Posted: March 25, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika 2019: the confusing new travel advice, explained

The epidemic is over. That doesn't mean would-be parents are in the clear.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 7:00 am
Do Travelers Still Need to Worry About the Zika Virus in 2019?

(6 min read) A lot has changed since the initial Zika outbreak in 2015. Here's what travelers should know about Zika in 2019, including which destinations are ...

Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika warnings eased around the world as growing immunity brings lower risk  The BMJ

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 21 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1341. Article; Related *content*; Metrics; Responses ...

Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:00 am
Postnatal Zika infection symptoms mirror common childhood illnesses  Healio

Children in the United States with Zika virus infection are often infected while traveling abroad and present with symptoms similar to those of other diseases, ...

Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:00 am
AI identifies which primates could be carrying the Zika virus  VentureBeat

Researchers at IBM and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies used machine modeling techniques to predict likely primate carriers of Zika.

Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research

Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.

Posted: March 18, 2019, 7:00 am
Severity of Zika outbreak explains microcephaly rate in northeast Brazil  Healio

In 2015, northeast Brazil experienced a disproportionately higher rate of microcephaly than anywhere else in the country. Researchers explained that this is ...

Posted: March 14, 2019, 7:00 am
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes  Yale News

By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. The finding demonstrates how ...

Posted: March 11, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika virus and GMO mosquitoes: Could genetic engineering protect us from the deadliest animal on the planet?  CBS News

Watch the new CBSN Originals documentary, "Zika: Children of the Outbreak," in the video player above. To some people, the only good mosquito is a dead ...

Posted: March 11, 2019, 7:00 am
Zika, dengue, and yellow fever are about to get much worse

Urbanization, transportation, and climate change are rapidly expanding mosquito habitats. That's bad news.

Posted: March 7, 2019, 8:00 am
Does Prior Dengue Exposure Help or Hurt a Zika Infection?  The Scientist

The mosquito-borne Zika virus that recently spread rapidly throughout the Americas shares many characteristics with another virus: dengue. Both are flaviviruses ...

Posted: March 6, 2019, 8:00 am
The association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil 2015–2017: An observational analysis of over 4 million births  PLoS Blogs

Oliver Brady and colleagues reveal an association between congenital ZIKA infection during the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy and microcephaly using data from ...

Posted: March 5, 2019, 8:00 am
Study highlights early pregnancy Zika microcephaly risk  CIDRAP

Zika infection in early pregnancy raise the risk of microcephaly 17 times, the study says.

Posted: March 5, 2019, 8:00 am
Dengue antibodies may make Zika worse for offspring  Futurity: Research News

"...previous immunity of the mother to dengue could be a risk factor for severe outcomes in infants" resulting from Zika exposure.

Posted: March 4, 2019, 8:00 am
Zika: Silent long-term circulation in Thailand  Science Daily

In an attempt to shed light on Zika circulation, scientists decided to investigate the history of the Zika virus in Thailand. They discovered that it has been ...

Posted: February 28, 2019, 8:00 am
Maternal immunity and antibodies to dengue virus promote infection and Zika virus–induced microcephaly in fetuses  Science Advances

Zika virus (ZIKV), an emergent flaviviral pathogen, has been linked to microcephaly in neonates. Although the risk is greatest during the first trimester of ...

Posted: February 27, 2019, 8:00 am
Long-term circulation of Zika virus in Thailand: an observational study  The Lancet

Little is known about the historical and current risk of Zika virus infection in southeast Asia, where the mosquito vector is widespread and other arboviruses ...

Posted: February 27, 2019, 8:00 am
Tackling Zika Transmission at the Source With Genetically Engineered Resistant Mosquitoes

As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically ...

Posted: February 14, 2019, 8:00 am
This UNC research team is trying to patent a potential Zika vaccine  The Daily Tar Heel

In late January, a team of researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announced a possible vaccine for the Zika virus.

Posted: February 11, 2019, 8:00 am
Zika Virus IgM Detected 12 to 19 Months Following Infection Onset, Study Finds

A new study reports that Zika antibodies persist for longer than initially believed, with antibodies detected in symptomatic patients 18 months after illness onset.

Posted: February 11, 2019, 8:00 am
Dengue immunity may cut Zika infection risk  Futurity: Research News

New research in Brazil suggests that people with immunity to the dengue virus may have reduced risk of Zika.

Posted: February 10, 2019, 8:00 am
Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region  Science Magazine

The infection dynamics of Zika virus (ZIKV) are difficult to characterize. Many ZIKV infections are asymptomatic, and the clinical presentation of ZIKV is ...

Posted: February 8, 2019, 8:00 am
Dengue infection could shield kids from Zika disease  Futurity: Research News

A past dengue virus infection could keep children safe from developing symptomatic Zika disease, researchers report.

Posted: January 25, 2019, 8:00 am
Dengue immunity may be protective against symptomatic Zika, study finds  National Institutes of Health

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a study in ...

Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:00 am
WHAT'S UP DOC? Zika virus - News  MetroWest Daily News

Q: I haven't heard anything about the Zika in a while. Is it not an issue any more?A: The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection that was originally identified ...

Posted: January 15, 2019, 8:00 am
Cellular protein a target for Zika control  Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to an ...

Posted: January 14, 2019, 8:00 am
Exclusive: Cuba failed to report thousands of Zika virus cases in 2017  New Scientist News

THOUSANDS of Zika virus cases went unreported in Cuba in 2017, according to an analysis of data on travellers to the Caribbean island. Veiling them may ...

Posted: January 8, 2019, 8:00 am
Nanodecoys lure and trap Zika virus | Research  Chemistry World

Chinese researchers have developed therapeutic nanoparticles that attract and trap the Zika virus in infected mice. The approach could potentially provide a ...

Posted: January 8, 2019, 8:00 am
A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Women  The New York Times

The mosquito-borne virus that causes Rift Valley fever may severely injure human fetuses if contracted by mothers during pregnancy, according to new research.

Posted: January 7, 2019, 8:00 am
Where Will the World's Next Zika, West Nile or Dengue Virus Come From?  UC Davis

After collecting data and comparing it with every known mammal and bird species on Earth, scientists from the University of California, Davis, have identified ...

Posted: January 4, 2019, 8:00 am
Developmental delays persist as Brazil's Zika babies grow up  STAT

A new study reports that in a group of Zika babies who are being followed to assess their progress, 14 percent had severe developmental problems.

Posted: December 12, 2018, 8:00 am
Biomarkers may predict Zika-related birth defects - DTR  Drug Target Review

Researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus.

Posted: November 5, 2018, 8:00 am
Are wild monkeys becoming a reservoir for Zika virus in the Americas?  Science Magazine

When the Zika virus exploded in the Americas in 2015, it quickly became an international scare: Pregnant women, bitten by infected mosquitoes, could pass the ...

Posted: October 31, 2018, 7:00 am
Caribbean Says Zika No Longer an Issue. Doctors Say Not So Fast  Bloomberg

On Oct. 18, the Caribbean Public Health Agency was celebrating and promoting good news: the World Health Organization (WHO) was no longer classifying its ...

Posted: October 31, 2018, 7:00 am
India wrestles with first significant outbreak of Zika virus  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — India is working to control an outbreak of the Zika virus that has infected more than 130 people in the city of Jaipur, a perennially popular tourist ...

Posted: October 25, 2018, 7:00 am
Zika: Where Are We Now?

The Zika virus, which dominated mainstream headlines in 2016 with reports of infected women giving birth to babies with defects, has receded into the ...

Posted: October 24, 2018, 7:00 am
Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 94 cases confirmed  CNN

The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 94 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including 22 pregnant women.

Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:00 am
Why it's so hard to diagnose Zika  Reuters

When a Zika epidemic was at its height in the Americas two years ago, diagnostics makers began working feverishly to create diagnostic tests for a virus that few ...

Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:00 am
What is the Zika virus risk of Meghan's visit to Fiji and Tonga?  CNN

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child. The couple sought medical advise before departing overseas on a vists that will ...

Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:00 am
India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases  CNN

New Delhi (CNN) India has recorded its biggest outbreak of Zika virus to date, with 32 cases confirmed in Jaipur, capital of the western state of Rajasthan.

Posted: October 12, 2018, 7:00 am
Zika outbreak in India affects 22 in Jaipur, Rajasthan  Quartz

A Zika outbreak has been reported in India, the third time in less than two years. In the past few weeks, the virus has been detected in 22 people in Jaipur, capital ...

Posted: October 8, 2018, 7:00 am
Report on bodily fluids shows Zika persistence in semen  CIDRAP

A final report on the persistence of Zika virus in bodily fluids from people in Puerto Rico today in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighting results from ...

Posted: September 27, 2018, 7:00 am
NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine  National Institutes of Health

Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy ...

Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:00 am
Babies Who Seem Fine At Birth May Have Zika-Related Problems Later, Study Finds  NPR

The largest study to follow women infected with Zika while they were pregnant finds about 6 percent of children had problems at birth, but 14 percent had ...

Posted: August 7, 2018, 7:00 am
What happened to Zika?  PBS NewsHour

Last week, biologists reported the most detailed structure of the Zika virus to date, a finding that could help the effort to develop vaccines or anti-viral medicines.

Posted: July 6, 2018, 7:00 am


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