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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 15

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.
Readiness is All: Replikins Give Advance Warning of Zika Outbreaks
At the First International Zika Conference, Dr. Bogoch, professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, chairman at Replikins LLC, Foundation for Research on the Nervous System, explained how Replikins can give advanced warning of outbreaks and their cessation.
International Zika Registry to Estimate Magnitude of Risk of Congenital Zika Syndrome
At the First International Conference on Zika Virus, Alice Panchaud, PharmD, PhD, clinical pharmacist and pharmacoepidemiologist, CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, discussed how an international registry can help estimate the risk of Zika virus associated with birth defects and abnormal pregnancy outcomes.
<i>Wolbachia</i> Can Block Zika Virus Transmission
On Friday, February 24, 2017, at the First International Conference on Zika Virus, Matthew Aliota, PhD, discussed the Eliminate Dengue Program.
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