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The Contagion® Zika virus specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos on the Zika virus.

ZIKA NEWS - Page 14

<i>Wolbachia</i> Can Block Zika Virus Transmission
On Friday, February 24, 2017, at the First International Conference on Zika Virus, Matthew Aliota, PhD, discussed the Eliminate Dengue Program.
Examining Stress, Depression, and Anxiety Levels in Pregnant Women in the Time of Zika
Both Zika-infected and uninfected pregnant women showed levels of high stress in a recent study conducted in Puerto Rico.
Zika Virus and Chikungunya Co-Infection May Result in Prolonged Infection
At the First International Conference on Zika Virus, Marta G. Cavalcanti, MD, PhD, discussed her team’s recent research regarding viral RNA shedding in symptomatic and asymptomatic Zika patients who are either mono-infected with Zika or Chikungunya, or co-infected with both.
Zika Around the World: A History
At the First International Zika Conference, keynote speaker Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, DTM&H, MIH, FAMS, FACTM, discussed how Zika has evolved on a global scale.
Zika Virus Remains in Bodily Fluids Longer Than Other Flaviviruses
In the first study to examine multiple body fluids for the presence of Zika virus in an ongoing fashion, researchers discover Zika virus remains in bodily fluids longer than other flaviviruses.
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on First International Conference on Zika Virus
Contagion® will be attending the conference, so keep a look out for session coverage, as well as interviews with some of the key presenters.
Hundreds of Blood Samples Retested for Zika Due to False Negative Results
Results from Zika virus testing conducted by the District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences Public Health Laboratory between July 14, 2016 and December 14, 2016 raised red flags when all results came back negative.
Key Cell-Surface Receptor May Be Gateway for Zika Virus Infection in Utero
Researchers have found that the Zika virus uses receptor tyrosine kinase AXL to slip past major barrier cell types in the placenta.
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