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Higher Zika viral loads associated with timing of symptom onset, specimen type

May 31, 2018
Children and adolescents in Puerto Rico who provided specimens in the form of serum shortly after the onset of symptoms associated with Zika virus
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FDA approves Roche’s new claim for Zika blood test

May 15, 2018
Roche recently announced that its additional claim for the cobas Zika test has been approved by the FDA. The new claim allows for more streamlined…
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Up to 99% of prenatal Zika infections may be prevented with vaccination

April 18, 2018
Approximately 99% of prenatal Zika infections could be avoided through immunization with a vaccine that demonstrates 75% efficacy, according to
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Zika may be infectious in semen for only a few weeks

April 11, 2018
New study findings indicate there is a short period of time that men infected with Zika virus can sexually transmit it to others — perhaps just…

WHO prioritizes ‘Disease X’ in R&D blueprint

February 23, 2018
WHO recently released its annual list of priority diseases with an “urgent need” for accelerated research and development because of…
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Genetic signature of congenital Zika syndrome found in discordant twins

February 12, 2018
Researchers found genetic differences in twins discordant for congenital Zika syndrome that they said may increase susceptibility to complications of…
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FDA gives fast-track designation to Takeda’s Zika vaccine candidate

January 29, 2018
The FDA has granted fast-track status to Takeda’s Zika virus vaccine candidate, the company announced today in a news release. The designation…
Perspective

Zika caused more birth defects in US than expected

January 25, 2018
A new report suggests Zika virus caused more birth defects in the United States than expected, and the number of cases may continue to go up. Writing…
Perspective

Zika caused more birth defects in US than expected

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2018
A new report suggests Zika virus caused more birth defects in the United States than expected, and the number of cases may continue to go up. Writing…
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Researchers identify three new mosquito vectors of Zika in Mexico

January 25, 2018
Researchers identified three new mosquito carriers of Zika virus in Mexico and say all three are potential vectors of the disease. Writing in…