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Issues Faced by Lyme Disease Patients Living in Europe
Prof. Francisco Veas, PhD, chief security officer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France, explains some of the issues faced by patients with Lyme disease living in Europe.
Insight into Ongoing Research on Auditory Complications in Babies with Congenital Zika Syndrome
Viviane Boaventura, MD, MsC, PhD, discusses ongoing research related to auditory complications due to congenital Zika syndrome.
Which Animals Are Being Used to Study Zika Virus?
Joergen Richt, DVM, PhD, discusses which animal models are being used to study Zika virus.
Can Adults Experience Zika-Related Hearing Loss?
Viviane Boaventura, MD, MsC, PhD, shares how past research has demonstrated that adults can experience Zika-associated hearing loss.
First Lyme Disease Patients in US Were Misdiagnosed with Rheumatic Fever
Silvio Pitlik, MD, visiting scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, explains how the first Lyme disease patients were misdiagnosed.
Discussing the Transmission Cycle of Zika Virus
Joergen Richt, DVM, PhD, discusses the transmission cycle of Zika virus.
Reaching a Consensus in Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Patricia V. Smith share their thoughts on what needs to happen before a consensus can be reached in Lyme disease.
What Animals Can Be Infected with Zika Virus?
Joergen Richt, DVM, PhD, discusses animals that have proven susceptible to Zika virus replication after experimental infection.
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