Zika virus
New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Public health experts in the US have discovered that the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, despite case reporting having approached close to zero. more
An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, researchers unearthed a spike in Zika cases from travelers returning from... more
Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak  Science Magazine · 1 day
New study suggests there were 5707 cases on the island, though only 187 were reported more
Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother's immune response  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that... more
Thymol antimicrobial in corn starch can help fight mosquito-borne diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the major vector for many urban arboviruses, which can cause serious conditions such as dengue fever, Zika virus, Chikungunya, and yellow fever. Now,... more
Thyme essential oil in corn starch particles combats Aedes aegypti larvae  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Corn starch, an abundant, cheap and biodegradable raw material, is the basis for a novel larvicide developed by researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in... more
Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Even as the Zika virus raged in Brazil, clinicians observed a curious phenomenon: all babies born to mothers infected with the virus during pregnancy were not... more
Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the midst of an unprecedented Zika crisis in Brazil, there were a few flickers of hope: Some babies appeared to be normal at birth, free of devastating birth defects... more
Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. By contrast, 25% who had normal assessments at birth had below average developmental testing or abnormalities... more
Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according to a new study. Nor did a... more
Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Seventy-one of 110 Brazilian infants at the highest risk for experiencing problems due to exposure to the Zika virus in the womb experienced a wide spectrum of brain abnormalities, including calcifications and malformations in cortical development,... more
New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Tel Aviv scientists have discovered certain genes that protect the host organism against attack by Zika virus, raising hopes of an eventual vaccine or cure for this dreaded viral disease. more
Genetic screen identifies genes that protect cells from Zika virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study uses a genetic screen to identify genes that protect cells from Zika viral infection. The research may one day lead to the development of a... more
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