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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 1

Zika-Exposed Babies Can Experience Delayed Neurodevelopment in Second Year of Life
Of the 216 infants studied, 31.5% had delayed neurodevelopment and/or eye abnormalities and/or hearing deficits when evaluated as late as 32 months of age.
FDA Grants Marketing Authorization of Diagnostic Test for Zika Antibodies
ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is the first diagnostic test authorized to detect Zika virus immunoglobulin antibodies in human blood and was previously available under Emergency Use Authorization.
Occupational Zika Risks for Lab and Biomedical Researchers
Deep-dives into Zika virus exposures shed light on how we can protect lab workers.
Tackling Zika Transmission at the Source With Genetically Engineered Resistant Mosquitoes
As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to the virus.
Zika Virus IgM Detected 12 to 19 Months Following Infection Onset, Study Finds
A new study reports that Zika antibodies persist for longer than initially believed, with antibodies detected in symptomatic patients 18 months after illness onset.
 
A History With Dengue Fever May Provide Some Protection From Symptomatic Zika
Investigators followed a pediatric cohort in Nicaragua over the course of 15 years and found that dengue fever immunity offers some protection against symptomatic Zika disease.
Severe Developmental Impairment Found in 15% of Toddlers Exposed to Zika in Utero
While most infants exposed to Zika in utero show no severe developmental defects, a new study offers an estimate of the impact of Zika-associated impairment within the first 2 years of life.
Prior Dengue Infection in Pregnant Women May Increase Risk of Severe Zika in Their Babies
Two new studies highlight how antibodies from prior infection with Zika or Dengue may increase the severity of illness in the other, impacting the infants of pregnant women who are infected.
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