Zika

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Local Cases in Texas: A New Front in the Fight Against Zika
Dec 29, 2016 | Chris Mantell

  On December 14th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated Brownsville, Texas as a Zika cautionary zone after the Governor...

Could Genetically Modified Mosquitoes be the Solution?
Aug 1, 2016 | Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas

On February 2016, in a district of Piracicaba, Brazil, genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes were released in an effort to reduce diseases transmitted...

Colombia Announces End of Zika Outbreak
Jul 27, 2016 | Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas

On 25th July 2016, Colombia was the first country in Latin America to declare the end of their Zika outbreak. This comes 10 months after the first...

Vector Control: Our Best Chance in the Fight Against Zika
Jul 25, 2016 | Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas

Aedes aegypti in the Americas Latin America is currently fighting to prevent the diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito: Zika, Dengue,...

Could Zika be the Mysterious Killer of Howler Monkeys in Nicaragua?
Feb 24, 2016 | Kara Sewalk

Scientists are concerned that the recent mysterious deaths of howler monkeys in Nicaragua could be a result of the Zika Virus. Recently, nearly 40...

Have We Underestimated the Zika Outbreak in Venezuela?
Feb 19, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

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...

Unraveling the Zika Virus Mystery: Lessons Learned from Another Flavivirus
Feb 8, 2016 | Sumiko Mekaru

Viruses, of course, do not live independently outside of their hosts. Rather, they are uniquely bundled bits of data that use the body of their...

Zika Virus: A Quick Update
Feb 1, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

In early December 2015, we reported on Brazil’s microcephaly outbreak and its alleged potential connection with Zika virus. This piece is a quick...

Outbreak of Microcephaly Connected to Zika Virus in Brazil
Dec 7, 2015 | Kara Sewalk

The first indications of a connection between Zika virus and the current outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil were picked up by the HealthMap system in...

First Case of Zika Virus reported on Easter Island
Mar 7, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

Zika virus (ZIKV), a rare but benign mosquito borne illness, is spreading across the islands of the south pacific. The Disease Daily recently...