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Prior dengue virus infection increases Zika virus-induced damage during pregnancy

Women who have previously been infected with dengue virus may be at risk for increased damage to their fetuses and placentas if they should later become infected with the Zika virus, researchers from the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report.
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Immunity to dengue can protect against Zika infection, study shows

In the epicenter of the Zika epidemic in northeast Brazil, 73 percent of people living in an urban slum in Salvador were infected in 2015. However, in this highly affected population, those with immunity to dengue, a genetically similar virus, had a reduced risk of infection with Zika.
Tags: Health, Brazil, Zika, Salvador

Scientists wean mosquitoes off blood with dieting drugs

Researchers have found a way to reduce the blood thirst of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites and spread of mosquito borne illnesses such as Zika, dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya.
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New technology can detect any virus that poses a threat to humans

Researchers have developed a computational method that designs molecular “baits” for any strains of virus known to infect humans, including Zika virus.
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Scientists are working to develop a new way to detect Zika virus

A collaboration of scientists including Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D., of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, is working on a new way to detect Zika virus that will help guide clinicians in their treatment of patients with the disease.
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Study: CD4+ T cells could be important mediators of protection against Zika virus

Immune cells called CD4+ T cells could be important mediators of protection against the Zika virus, according to a study published January 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Sujan Shresta of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and colleagues.
Tags: Health, Zika, PLOS Pathogens, La Jolla Institute for Allergy, Sujan Shresta

Previous dengue virus infection associated with protection from symptomatic Zika

Previous infection with dengue virus may protect children from symptomatic Zika, according to a study published January 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Eva Harris of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues.
Tags: Health, University Of California Berkeley, Zika, PLOS Medicine, Eva Harris

Study: Prior dengue immunity in children may be protective against symptomatic Zika

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a study in Nicaragua of more than 3,000 children aged 2 to 14 years.
Tags: Health, Nicaragua, Zika

Study: Prior dengue infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika

A prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to a study by an international group of researchers including those from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley.
Tags: Health, University Of Michigan, Zika

DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Particularly Zika-related malformations in newborns warrant reliable diagnostics.
Tags: Health, Latin America, Zika, DZIF

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to an international team of researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika virus infection.
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FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

The Wistar Institute, along with partners Penn Medicine and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announce that the FDA has approved the initiation of a first-in-human clinical trial investigating the safety and tolerability of a novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody therapeutic technology for the prevention of Zika virus infection.
Tags: Health, Fda, Zika, Wistar Institute, Penn Medicine and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc

KU Leuven scientists develop new vaccine against Zika virus

Scientists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies.
Tags: Health, Belgium, Zika, KU Leuven, KU Leuven Rega Institute

Study finds drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses

No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. New research from the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco may finally change that. Scientists identified key ways the three viruses hijack the body's cells, and they found at least one potential drug that can disrupt this process in human cells.
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Risk Analysis publishes special issue on communicating about Zika virus

Today, Risk Analysis, an International Journal, published a special issue, "Communicating About Zika," which features several articles that were originally presented as works-in-progress at the Zika Communication Summit convened in March 2017 by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
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New vaccine candidate for Zika virus proves to be effective in mice and monkeys

Researchers at the University of Hawaii medical school have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that it is effective in protecting both mice and monkeys from the infection.
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Researchers generate six antibodies to diagnose and treat Zika virus

Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide.
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The Native Antigen Company launches ground-breaking Zika virus immunoassays

The Native Antigen Company has launched a series of ground-breaking immunoassays for Zika virus, offering researchers in academia, public health and drug discovery the capability to work with unprecedented levels of specificity and sensitivity.
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How Google plans to eradicate dangerous mosquitoes: Breed more.

The method involves breeding thousands of male mosquitoes, infecting them with a particular kind of bacterium that renders female eggs unviable, and releasing them into the wild.It's proven to be very effective in a test area in Southern California.The method could be used to combat mosquito populations in areas where the insects carry deadly diseases.In 2017, Verily, a research organization run by Alphabet, Google's parent company, began a counterintuitive project designed to kill off mosquitoe...
Tags: Health, Google, Africa, Bloomberg, Innovation, Disease, South America, Insects, Southern California, Zika, Alphabet Google, Center for Disease Control, Fresno California, Wolbachia, Jacob Crawford

Scientists discover biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

Scientists at USC have discovered biomarkers for fetal birth defects in the blood of pregnant women infected with Zika.
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Wild monkeys in the Americas transmit Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, reports study

A collaborative group of researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio in Brazil is the first to report that wild monkeys in the Americas are transmitting the Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, making complete eradication of the virus in the Americas very unlikely.
Tags: Health, Americas, Brazil, Zika, Galveston, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Sao Jose do Rio

Monkeys infected with Zika virus points to a sylvatic transmission cycle

Zika virus has been detected in dead monkeys found in Brazil near São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo State, and Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
Tags: Health, Brazil, Zika, São José, Rio Preto São Paulo State

Scientists engineer antiviral peptide that exploits Achilles' heel of Zika virus

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have engineered an antiviral peptide that exploits the Zika virus at its Achilles' heel - the viral membrane - hence stopping the virus from causing severe infections.
Tags: Health, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Zika

What is the Zika risk of pregnant Meghan's visit to Fiji and Tonga?

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child, the UK's royal family announced Monday as the couple arrived in Australia for their first tour overseas.
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Harry, Fiji, Sussex, Tonga, Zika, Meghan

India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases

India has recorded its biggest outbreak of Zika virus to date, with 32 cases confirmed in Jaipur, capital of the western state of Rajasthan.
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Mosquito activity uptick in Los Angeles County increases risk of West Nile and other viral infections

The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District is warning residents that mosquito season in the area is not over just yet. Ongoing mosquito activity is continuing to bring additional human West Nile infections, along with the threat of other illnesses transmitted by new invasive populations of Aedes mosquitoes. The district collected 49 West Nile-positive mosquito samples this year compared to 309 from the same period last year. However, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Depart...
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UNC researchers receive NIH award to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika virus

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators in Nicaragua have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy and the impact the virus has on infant neurodevelopment.
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Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Zika virus infection is a dreaded one that can lead to severe brain damage in the unborn babies of mothers who get it.
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Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have successfully harnessed a Zika virus vaccine under development to target and kill the brain cancer known as glioblastoma.
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Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

An international team of researchers has successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice.
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