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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.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
CDC Releases Estimates on Proportion of Infants Who Will Suffer Birth Defects After Maternal Zika Virus Infection
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 12 infants born to Zika-infected mothers will have a related birth defect.
What Can We Learn From Outbreaks of HIV and Zika?
Parallels between the recent Zika epidemic in Brazil and the HIV pandemic in the 1980s, stress the importance of improving responses to public health crises.