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Is Personal Protection Really Effective Against Zika Infection?
Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, examines the effectiveness of personal protection against Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya viruses.
Women Facing Stigma: The Parallel Between Zika and HIV
Carmen Zorrilla, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, discusses the social stigma surrounding Zika- and HIV-positive women.
How Has the Zika Virus Pandemic Changed How Researchers Share Data?
David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, clinical professor of pathology at Medical College of Georgia, explains how the Zika virus pandemic has brought about a new form of research sharing.
Mapping the Evolution of the Zika Virus
Adriano Schneider, MS, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte, maps the evolution of the Zika virus.
Cytotrophoblasts Aid in Zika Transmission from Mother-to-Fetus
At The First International Zika Conference, Lenore Pereira, PhD, discussed her research regarding the question of how Zika virus is able to spread from maternal blood to the placenta to reach the fetus.
How Does the Zika Virus Cross the Placenta?
Lenore Pereira, PhD, professor of Cell and Tissue Biology at University of California, San Francisco, discusses how Zika crosses the placenta.
How Was Singapore's Zika Virus Outbreak Quickly Contained?
Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, discusses why the Zika virus outbreak in Singapore did not reach such large proportions as those that occurred in the Americas.
Congenital Zika Syndrome Results in Auditory Complications
Viviane Boaventura, MD, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, discusses her research regarding impaired hearing function due to congenital Zika syndrome.
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