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Training Trainers: Preparing Others for Zika Outbreak
BROWNSVILLE, TX - More than 300 cases of zika reported in the state of Texas between 2015 and 2016. Most of them are travel related. In December 2016, the first 6 locally acquired cases came from the City of Brownsville. Now that same city wants to ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:23 pm

Kansas City Star

If you think your meth might have Zika, authorities will check it out for you
Kansas City Star
In a “NEWS ALERT” posted to its Facebook page Tuesday, the Ashland Fire Department wrote that meth in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska may be “contaminated with the Zika virus.” “Please contact your local Police Department or Sheriff's Office so ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:24 pm

Rift Valley Fever could be 'next Zika' as global warming forces insects to carry African disease to Europe
"The recent, sudden epidemics of Ebola virus and Zika virus have highlighted the need to understand dangerous tropical viral diseases which could quickly spread to far away places. "Rift Valley fever is on that very short list of viruses which might ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:13 pm

FDA Issues EUA for Siemens Zika Test
360Dx (subscription)
The EUA was issued for the test for the qualitative detection of Zika virus IgM antibodies in human serum and plasma collected from individuals who meet the Zika virus clinical criteria of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or CDC's ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:07 pm

Despite Falling Case Numbers, Development Of Zika Vaccine Must Remain Priority
Kaiser Family Foundation
[The] announcement [of Sanofi Pasteur's decision to withdraw from Zika vaccine R&D] raises concerns about the future of Zika virus vaccine development, at a time when the number of cases is falling and other questions about the virus remain unanswered.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:45 pm


Mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases could invade 75% of America, warns US government
The Independent
Mosquitoes capable of spreading serious and potentially deadly diseases such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever could invade about three-quarters of mainland United States, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have warned. The CDC, a US ...
Harvey and Irma present nearly perfect conditions for Zika-spreading mosquitoesMENAFN.COM
Dysfunctional federal regulation has worsened the post-hurricane mosquito threatThe Hill
Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USAHealthDay
Medical Xpress
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:02 pm

In US, spread of Zika linked to time outdoors
EurekAlert (press release)
When Zika first buzzed into the continental United States during the 2016 outbreak, Florida was hit first--and hardest--with 1,174 documented cases to date. So, when Marco Ajelli, associate research scientist at Northeastern and an expert in infectious ...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:33 pm


Is there a future for a Zika vaccine? - STAT News
The news that the company making the front-running candidate for a Zika vaccine pulled the plug on it shows that bringing one to market will be difficult.

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Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:30 am

The New Yorker

Is Zika Gone for Good? | The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Jerome Groopman explores why the Zika virus, which caused widespread illness and fear in 2016, has largely disappeared from the continental United States.
Zika virus: Risk is down, but it's no time to be complacentStatesboro Herald

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Posted: September 2, 2017, 9:01 am


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