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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of February 26, 2017
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Repurposing Licensed Drugs for Use Against the Zika Virus
Robert W. Malone, MD, MS, has identified several already-licensed drugs that would be successful in blocking Zika virus replication in human tissues.
Modifying Prenatal Care for Pregnant Women with Antenatal Microcephaly
Prenatal care for pregnant women with antenatal Zika-related microcephaly needs to be modified to include conversations that include pregnancy options as well as neonatal specialty consultations that will address infant special care needs, economic burden, and other factors.
Zika Infection Late in Pregnancy May Impact Fetal Neurologic Development
Carmen D. Zorrilla, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, shared her research which aimed to evaluate the growth patterns of fetuses whose mothers acquired Zika virus during pregnancy “and showed no prenatally detectable structural anomalies or maternal conditions that could affect fetal growth.”
Increase in Birth Defects Prompts CDC to Award Zika Surveillance Funding
The need for continued surveillance to provide estimates on the rate at which the virus has impacted the incidence of birth defects has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to award funding to five jurisdictions.
A Detailed Look at the Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil
Pedro Fernando de Costa Vasconcelos, MD, PhD, director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Research, Evandro Chagas Institute, took a closer look at the Zika virus in Brazil during his presentation at The First International Zika Conference.
Portable Zika Diagnostics Tool Can Rapidly & Accurately Detect Infection
A new diagnostics tool to detect Zika was developed to bring easy-to-use technology to remote locations where Zika diagnostics is not readily available.
Progressive & Delayed Hearing Loss Linked to Congenital Zika Infection
At the First International Zika Conference, Viviane S. Boaventura, MD, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, presented her research that depicting an association between Congenital Zika Syndrome and hearing loss.