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Chicago Tribune

'Herd immunity' may be curbing US Zika numbers
Chicago Tribune
The number of Zika infections has dropped dramatically in Florida this summer, and scientists say herd immunity may be the reason why. In practical terms, herd immunity means that people traveling to the United States from South America and the ...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:20 pm

Homeland Preparedness News

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test
Homeland Preparedness News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test. The test is the first multiplex assay that simultaneously tests for the presence of Zika virus, all serotypes of ...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 12:15 pm


Latinas at Greater Risk for Zika, Planned Parenthood Seeks to Help
CAMERON COUNTY, Texas - Last month, Planned Parenthood launched their Zika prevention project at a clinic festival, now they are going door to door to provide people with information about Zika prevention. “We feel that it's very important for the ...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:44 am

Vallejo Times Herald

Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes heading to American Canyon?
Vallejo Times Herald
Napa County officials are concerned enough about the possible appearance of Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes in the area to have someone address the American Canyon City Council at a busy Tuesday meeting. The Napa County Mosquito Abatement ...

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 12:11 am

Science Magazine

Zika has all but disappeared in the Americas. Why?
Science Magazine
One. That is the total number of locally transmitted Zika cases confirmed in the continental United States this year, as of mid-August. That single case, recorded on 26 July in Hidalgo County in Texas, which borders Mexico, contrasts with hundreds of ...
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Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika
Declaring World War MChicago Tribune
Trinidad Guardian -CTV News -Healio
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Posted: August 16, 2017, 5:09 pm

Channel NewsAsia

Serangoon North Avenue 1 residents see stepped up efforts to curb spread of Zika
Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE: Residents at Serangoon North Avenue 1 have seen efforts to curb the spread of Zika ramped up after a third cluster was reported in the area in less than a month. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Monday (Aug 14) that it had ...

Posted: August 16, 2017, 2:54 pm

Chicago Tribune

Zika virus tied to neurological issues in adults
Chicago Tribune
Adults infected with the Zika virus can develop a number of serious neurological conditions, a new study finds. Until now, the most troubling Zika-related illness in adults has been Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes muscle weakness and paralysis.

Posted: August 15, 2017, 2:17 pm

The Scientist

Zika Tied to Sharp Rise in Adult Neurological Syndromes in Brazil
MedPage Today
The Zika virus appeared to be linked to a rapid increase in the incidence of life-threatening neurologic syndromes according to Brazilian researchers, and testing serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples might be a less expensive, alternative way to ...
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in AdultsThe Scientist

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Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:45 pm


Experts: Herd immunity outside US slows Zika in Florida
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus, is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply ...
With Zika season here, spread via sex is new dangerThe Hill (blog)
Herd immunity helps to slow spread of Zika virusToronto Star
Where Does Zika Virus Vaccine Research Stand Now?Benzinga
The Hindu -Romper
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Posted: August 12, 2017, 8:16 pm

Miami Herald

What happened to Zika? Florida has no local cases this year - so far
Miami Herald
A year after the first outbreak of Zika in Miami, the mosquito-borne virus's once-menacing march has slowed to a crawl, with Florida health officials reporting fewer infections in 2017 than last year and no local cases so far. Interactive tool. Daily ...
Taking a test for Zika could someday be as easy as taking a pregnancy testSt. Louis Public Radio

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Posted: August 11, 2017, 9:13 pm


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