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  1. Local Cases in Texas: A New Front in the Fight Against Zika

    ... and Prevention (CDC) designated Brownsville, Texas as a Zika cautionary zone after the Governor Greg Abbott reported confirmed cases of ... [1, 2]. Texas’ first locally transmitted case of Zika was announced on November 28 and five more cases have been identified ...

    Article - Chris Mantell - 2016-12-29 11:42 - 0 comments

  2. Zika Virus: A Quick Update

    ... outbreak and its alleged potential connection with Zika virus. This piece is a quick update to last month’s post, alongside some updated information.   The Spread of the Zika Virus On Thursday, Jan 28, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

    Article - Colleen Nguyen - 2016-02-01 09:26 - 0 comments

  3. Have We Underestimated the Zika Outbreak in Venezuela?

    ... there have been reports of over 5,000 suspected cases of the Zika virus [1, 2] – a virus with potential links to severe birth defects in ... Independent experts believe that the actual number of Zika cases in Venezuela is significantly underestimated. Using mathematical ...

    Article - Colleen Nguyen - 2016-02-19 09:25 - 0 comments

  4. Outbreak of Microcephaly Connected to Zika Virus in Brazil

    ... The first indications of a connection between Zika virus and the current outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil were picked up by ... microcephaly could be contributed to transmission of the Zika virus in pregnant women. The link was first detected when Brazilian ...

    Article - Kara Sewalk - 2016-02-29 08:30 - 0 comments

  5. Unraveling the Zika Virus Mystery: Lessons Learned from Another Flavivirus

    ... Today, growing concern about birth defects linked to Zika virus is a newsworthy medical mystery. Uncertainty about the risk of ... for pregnant women and those of child-bearing age. While Zika’s varied manifestations – ranging from a complete lack of clinical ...

    Article - Sumiko Mekaru - 2016-11-22 12:16 - 0 comments

  6. Could Zika be the Mysterious Killer of Howler Monkeys in Nicaragua?

    ... of howler monkeys in Nicaragua could be a result of the Zika Virus. Recently, nearly 40 howler monkeys have been found dead in the ... reason…I have never seen anything like it” [3]. The Zika virus, a flavivirus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has been ...

    Article - Kara Sewalk - 2016-02-29 08:29 - 0 comments

  7. Spotlight on Zika Virus: An insect-borne STD?

    ... Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of Zika virus. It’s a relatively unknown mosquito-borne infection that causes ... ever been described in medical literature. History of Zika Virus The virus was first discovered in 1947 when a rhesus ...

    Article - Katharina Schwan - 2014-02-05 11:37 - 0 comments

  8. Vector Control: Our Best Chance in the Fight Against Zika

    ... the diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito: Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya. There are significant and ongoing outbreaks of ... the news recently knows that Brazil is the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak; additionally, dengue is endemic to the country. However, ...

    Article - Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas - 2016-07-28 11:46 - 0 comments

  9. WHO Declares Zika a Global Emergency

    ... The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Zika virus and microcephaly as a public health emergency of international ... spread of the infectious disease [2]. Officially determining Zika to be an “emergency” gives the WHO leadership to take action at ...

    Article - Colleen Nguyen - 2016-02-02 09:10 - 0 comments

  10. Colombia Announces End of Zika Outbreak

    ... first country in Latin America to declare the end of their Zika outbreak. This comes 10 months after the first case of Zika was detected in the country [1].  Since then, there have been a total of ...

    Article - Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas - 2016-07-28 11:45 - 0 comments

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