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Asian tiger mosquito greater vector for Zika virus after second feeding

November 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A second feeding for invasive mosquitoes spreading in the United States and Europe may make it more likely to spread Zika and other…
In the Journals

CDC offers updated guidance on screening, caring for newborns exposed to Zika

October 19, 2017
The CDC recently updated its interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus exposure, emphasizing the importance of

NIAID awards $420,000 to identify human susceptibility to Zika virus

October 17, 2017
A researcher at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has received a 2-year, $420,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of…
FDA News

FDA approves first test to screen donor blood supply for Zika

October 6, 2017
The FDA recently approved the cobas Zika test, a nucleic acid test intended for use by blood collection establishments in the United States to screen…
In the Journals Plus

Single mutation in Zika virus causes microcephaly

October 1, 2017
Researchers identified a single genetic mutation in Zika virus that significantly enhances its infectivity and results in microcephaly. “Our…

Company stops Zika vaccine trials after BARDA ends funding

September 5, 2017
Sanofi Pasteur has stopped developing its experimental Zika vaccine after HHS ended funding for it, the company announced. According to a company…
In the Journals Plus

Zika virus infection lowers sperm count in men

September 1, 2017
Zika virus infection may reduce fertility among infected men and can be transmitted through semen even after clinical remission, according to…
In the Journals Plus

Not all symptomatic men will have detectible Zika virus RNA in semen

August 18, 2017
Findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggest that not all men who are symptomatically infected with the Zika virus will have…

CDC updates Zika testing guidance following decline in disease prevalence

July 31, 2017
The CDC recently updated its Zika testing guidance for pregnant women in the United States in response to a decline in disease prevalence and…

Researchers detect Zika vector for the first time in Wisconsin

July 22, 2017
Researchers at the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, a CDC-funded center to increase surveillance efforts in the…