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CDC Releases Estimates on Proportion of Infants Who Will Suffer Birth Defects After Maternal Zika Virus Infection
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 12 infants born to Zika-infected mothers will have a related birth defect.
What Can We Learn From Outbreaks of HIV and Zika?
Parallels between the recent Zika epidemic in Brazil and the HIV pandemic in the 1980s, stress the importance of improving responses to public health crises.
Zika Cases Down, But Not Out: Public Health Watch Report
A year on, the United States and most of the other countries affected by the Zika virus are better prepared to prevent outbreaks and control their spread. The proof is in the data.
Fighting Back Against Zika: New Research & Tests Added to the Arsenal
Florida reports first case of sexually-transmitted Zika of 2017, while funds continue to be released for new research efforts against the virus and tests to aid in rapid diagnosis.
Florida Mosquitoes Highly Susceptible to Transmitting Chikungunya Virus
Researchers from the University of Florida recently made an interesting discovery about the mosquitoes in the state.
CDC Updates Guidance for the Care of Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
The CDC has updated interim guidance for healthcare providers who are caring for pregnant women with potential exposure to Zika virus.
A True Case Definition of Zika Virus Infection Should Still Be Pursued in Arbovirus Co-Transmission Areas
Differences in the clinical presentations of ZIKV infection which are occurring in different parts of the world might be an obstacle to setting a case definition that is good for use in all areas.
Researchers Identify Strong Drug Candidate for Treatment of Zika Virus
Recent research coming in from Weill Cornell Medicine/Memorial Sloan Kettering suggests that a possible cure for Zika virus may be hiding in plain sight.