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ZOONOTIC & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES NEWS - Page 2

HIV Drug Rilpivirine Stops Viral Replication of Zika Virus
By repurposing the HIV treatment rilpivirine, investigators have opened up possibilities for treating Zika virus and other flavivirus infections which overlap with HIV.
State of Play in Lyme Disease Vaccine Research: Public Health Watch
A group provides an overview of ongoing research and current approaches being evaluated for the prevention of tick-borne disease.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles
As of October 8, 2019, a total of 21 individuals have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella across 13 states.
New Synthetic Vaccine Targets Chikungunya Virus
An accidental discovery of a thermostable protein leads to the creation of an engineered vaccine that promises to be a boon to developing countries. 
Arizona Reports Record High West Nile Virus Activity as Case Counts Rise Nationwide
A total of 543 human cases of West Nile virus disease have been reported to the CDC in 46 states and the District of Columbia as of September 24, 2019.
EEE Spreads Nationwide as Virus Claims 2nd Life in Massachusetts
A 10th human case of EEE in Massachusetts has also become the state’s second fatality, the state Department of Public Health has announced.
Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launches in Kenya
The vaccination schedule in Kenya will consist of 4 doses of the RTS,S vaccine: 3 doses given between 6 and 9 months of age and the fourth dose given at 24 months.
An Estimated 5700 Zika Cases Went Unreported in 2017 Cuban Outbreak
Although Cuba reported no cases of Zika virus in 2017 and 2018, investigators used travel data and genomic epidemiology to uncover a large, “hidden” Zika outbreak.
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