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Zika Virus News Update: Three New Things You Should Know
In this update, we cover the latest news this past week associated with the Zika virus.
Dozens of Viruses Can Be Detected in Human Semen
In a new study reviewing existing literature, researchers have found that more than 2 dozen viruses have been detected in human semen.
West Nile Season Expected to Continue Into Fall in Some Areas of US
Although West Nile virus activity is set to taper off in the coming weeks, state health agencies are continue to report new cases, reminding the public that mosquito activity and new infections may continue well into fall.
Multistate <i>Campylobacter</i> Outbreak Linked to Puppies Sold by Petland
Puppies sold by national pet store chain have been identified as the potential source of an ongoing multistate Campylobacter outbreak.
New Organ Culture Model for Tick-Borne Flaviviruses
NIH scientists have developed a novel organ culture model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses.
Glioblastoma Stem Cells May Be No Match for the Zika Virus
New research has shown that the devastating effects of the Zika virus on the newborn brain may be the key to destroying glioblastoma in adults.
Cholesterol-lowering Drug May Also Fight Infectious Disease
In a new study on factors that make individuals susceptible to infectious diseases, researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce susceptibility to certain diseases.
New Study Findings on Dengue Could Throw a Wrench in Current Zika Research
Researchers suggest the need to consider previous infection with dengue in the development of any new prophylactic modality.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.