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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 5

Zika Virus Exploits Pregnant Women's Immune Systems to Infect & Replicate
Keck School of Medicine at USC study has found that Zika virus suppresses pregnant women’s immune systems, which enables the virus to spread, causing harm to unborn baby.
One Mode of Zika Virus Transmission May Put Fetuses at Higher Risk of Infection
A new study suggests that sexual transmission of Zika virus may create a higher risk for fetal disease than transmission via mosquito.
Researchers Create Innovative Approach to Identifying Zika Virus
The new test examines proteins and peptides in saliva using proteomics, the study of proteomes and their functions.
Zika Virus May Persist in Semen Less Than 6 Months
A new study is disputing previous findings that the Zika virus persists in semen for up to 188 days.
Anticipating Hurricane Harvey's Effect on West Nile and Zika
With federal and state officials rescuing Texas and Louisiana residents from the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, health experts are looking into the storm’s impact on mosquitoes carrying West Nile and Zika viruses.
Kissing Unlikely to Cause Zika Infection
A new study indicates that casual contact, such as kissing, is not a major threat in the transmission of Zika virus.
FDA Provides Assistance for Regulatory Evaluation of Serological Tests to Detect Recent Zika Infection
The FDA has just announced that it has made a panel of human plasma samples available to assist in evaluation of serological tests to detect recent Zika virus infection.
Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine Developed by Scientists at Arizona State University
The less-costly tobacco-plant derived vaccine will be targeted for the developing world.
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