Zika virus
Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement... more
Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity. more
A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study found that routinely giving the Zika vaccine to women of childbearing age could save money if the risk of Zika is around that of other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue... more
Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Emerging viral infections--from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections--pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design... more
Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research. more
Coronavirus outbreak in China traced to snakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A... more
Discovery of mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Two independent studies published by Cell Press on January 16, 2020, report that the mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells has been identified and even more,... more
Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) refers to a collection of developmental malformations associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection. more
Congenital Zika syndrome is associated with maternal protein malnutrition  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy is associated with a spectrum of developmental impairments known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). The prevalence of this syndrome varies across ZIKV endemic regions,... more
Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated... more
Hundreds of novel viruses discovered in insects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated with camels.... more
Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study reports that infants born to Zika-exposed mothers showed neurodevelopmental slowing despite testing as normal at birth. more
Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Colombian infants exposed to Zika virus in the womb showed neurodevelopmental delays as toddlers, despite having "normal" brain imaging and head circumference at birth, a finding that underscores... more
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