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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.

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New Study Examines Public Fears During Disease Outbreaks
Researchers studying how pregnant women in the United States responded to the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-2016 emphasize the need to manage stress and fear during disease outbreaks.
From Mobile Technology to Predictive Markers, Finding New Ways to Accurately Diagnose Zika
Current research trends indicate a need for updated guidelines and new technology to differentiate between Zika and other mosquito-borne infections. 
New Technology Platform Delivers Single-Dose Vaccines Targeting Multiple Viruses
Single-dose vaccines delivered via a new technology platform may offer full protection against Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola.
New Zika Research Highlights Potential Concerns as Mosquito Season Begins: Public Health Watch
Much about the virus and the proper public health response to outbreaks remains up for debate.
Scientists Identify Potential Target for Chikungunya Treatment
Researchers identify a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a potential target for drugs against chikungunya virus and related diseases.
FDA Approves New Claim for Zika Virus Test Allowing for Screening of Pooled Blood or Plasma Donations
The FDA has approved an additional claim for Roche’s cobas Zika virus test, allowing for the screening of several individual blood or plasma donations that have been pooled together.
Vector-Borne Disease Cases Have Tripled in the United States Since 2004
New CDC report warns of the growing burden of vector-borne diseases in the United States.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Growing Threat to United States
Experts need to be ready to respond to outbreaks of emerging mosquito-borne diseases in the United States.
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