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Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head, or so-called microcephaly.
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Early dengue virus infection could "defuse" zika virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and disc...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Latin America, Zika, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Study reveals long-term behavioral deficits after developmental Zika infection

Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of genetically diverse animals.
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GAO-19-356, Emergency Assistance for Zika: USAID Supported Activities Overseas but Could Improve Funds Tracking and Response Planning, May 13, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State (State) obligated $385 million of the total $390 million available for international Zika response and disbursed...
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Long-term consequences of Zika virus infection

Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of genetically diverse animals. The findings, published in JNeurosci, suggest children exposed to the virus during the 2015-16 epidemic may harbor increased risk for developmental disorders.
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Long-standing immunosuppressive drug reduces Zika birth defects in mice

In experiments with pregnant mice infected with the Zika virus, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth defects in the mice's offspring.
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Rheumatoid arthritis drug diminishes Zika birth defects in mice

In experiments with pregnant mice infected with the Zika virus, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth defects in the mice's offspring.
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Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Local Government Pesticide Ban

Last week the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, overturned an earlier circuit court decision, reinstating a Montgomery County ordinance significantly restricting pesticide use throughout the County. In October 2015, the Montgomery County Council enacted Bill No. 52-14 becoming the first major jurisdiction in the country to enact such a ban. Among its other provisions, the bill amended the Montgomery County Code to ban certain pesticide use on private an...
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Where Are Your Favorite Stars From The Bachelorette Now?

Admit it: You're obsessed with The Bachelorette.What once started as a simple glance in the direction of the TV when your roommate was watching the show has evolved into something more. No, it's no longer a guilty pleasure. That would imply feeling guilty, and you don't ever feel guilty about watching The Bachelorette, do you? (No, that would be silly.)You live for the hometown dates episode. Life wouldn't be complete if you missed any reveal about a Bachelorette's time in the Fantasy Suite. Bu...
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Solo Female Travel in Central America — Is it Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Central America? Absolutely. With the right research and preparation, almost every destination in the world can be traveled safely by women on their own. Central America has so much to offer — and it’s so much safer than many people think. The closest I’ve ever been to having an “Eat, Pray, Love” trip was when I went to Central America for several months. I had been struggling through one of the worst times in my life and what got me through it was tell...
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Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia

Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia.
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Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus

Researchers in Australia at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. The researchers showed that not only was the dengue mosquito effective at transmitting Zika, the virus was also in the mosquitoes' reproductive organs. This finding suggests that Zika could persist in mosquito populations by females pa...
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What would it mean to eradicate the mosquito?

Paul Orlando Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Orlando has operated startup accelerators on three continents and teaches entrepreneurship and runs the on-campus incubator at the University of Southern California. He writes about unintended consequences and startups. From “blitzscaling” to “move fast and break things,” startups are focused on growth and speed – that’s change at scale. I see that focus in the startups in my accel...
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Researchers discover how liver cells protect against viral attacks

Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science.
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Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency: WHO

WHO's independent Emergency Committee will analyze the latest epidemiological data to detect any evolution in the deadly virus and whether it may cross borders to neighboring Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Panel chairman Professor Robert Steffen is to announce the decision at a 1700gmt press conference. Experts have declared four emergencies in the past decade: the H1N1 virus that caused an influenza pandemic (2009), a major Ebola outbreak in West Africa (2014), polio (2014) and Zika virus (2...
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Synthetic antibody rapidly prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates

A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy.
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As UK prepares for large Zika epidemic' how virus brought Brazil to its knees

The virus, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, brought fear and panic to the South American nation in 2016, the year the country was hosting the Olympic Games [Author: Matt Roper]
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Synthetic antibody rapidly protects mice and monkeys from Zika

A DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody prevents Zika infection in mice and non-human primates, researchers report April 5 in the journal Molecular Therapy. Injections of synthetic DNA encoding the potent anti-Zika monoclonal antibody ZK190 resulted in high production of ZK190 for weeks to months, effectively controlling infection in all animals. The new platform for monoclonal-antibody gene delivery and expression, called DMAb-ZK190, may be valuable for conferring rapid, transient preventative protec...
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New class of molecules could someday become basis for Zika-specific therapeutic

The Zika virus is widely known for causing microcephaly and other brain defects in the fetuses of pregnant, infected women.
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Molecules with strong anti-Zika virus potential

Scientists have created a molecule with both strong anti-Zika properties and low toxicity to animal cells.
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Researchers create molecules with strong anti-Zika virus potential

Scientists have created a molecule with both strong anti-Zika properties and low toxicity to animal cells.
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Mosquitoes Sucked Less Blood (and Had Less Sex) While Listening to Skrillex, Study Finds

In a blow to dubstep fans everywhere, a team of insect researchers has found that female mosquitoes listening to Skrillex had less sex and sucked less blood than mosquitoes who spent 10 minutes in silence.The authors of the new study, published March 25 in the journal Acta Tropica, wanted to test whether loud music could be used to manipulate mosquito behavior as an "environmentally friendly" alternative to insecticides. Because mating and blood-sucking are the main means by which mosquitoes tra...
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Skrillex song messes up mosquitos' attacks and mating according to scientific study

A new study reveals that the Skrillex track "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" reduces mosquitos' success in foraging, host attack, and sexual activities of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro, and other nasty diseases. According to the researchers from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and their colleagues, it's all about that bass. From their scientific paper published in the journal Acta Tropica: Sound and its reception are crucial for repro...
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AAPS urges government to let parents make vaccine decisions!

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has issued a Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandates https://aapsonline.org/measles-outbr...q_jjiCkCH_QLBQ To: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Re: Statement federal vaccine mandates Feb. 26, 2019 Quote: The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) strongly opposes federal interferen...
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Climate change could expose 1 billion more people to bug-borne diseases, study says

As the planet gets warmer, scientists say, diseases like Zika, chikungunya and dengue will continue spreading farther north.
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Mosquito-spread diseases may endanger millions in new places due to climate change

Study finds that places where people have never had the diseases could see bad outbreaks if they aren’t preparedHalf a billion more people could be at risk from mosquito-transmitted diseases within 30 years as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.Canada and parts of northern Europe could be newly exposed to the threat. People there could come into contact with yellow fever, Zika, dengue and chikungunya, as well as other emerging diseases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Insects, Zika


Modelled climate change impact on mosquito-borne virus transmission

Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, already threaten over a billion people globally. A study published on March 28, 2019, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases predicts that climate change and rising global temperatures will lead to both increased and new exposures to humans of diseases carried by mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus.
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Control of mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers from INRA, CIRAD, CEA, the University of Montpellier, and Chicago and Vanderbilt Universities in the United States have developed an innovative method for analysing the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium. This endosymbiotic* bacterium infects more than 70 percent of insects and is capable of influencing insect transmission of pathogens such as dengue or Zika virus.
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Researchers investigate whether Zika reservoirs are found in the Americas

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic -- they make the jump from other animals to humans.
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Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas

In the Americas, primate species likely to harbor Zika - and potentially transmit the virus - are common, abundant, and often live near people. So reports a new study published today in Epidemics. Findings are based on an innovative model developed by a collaborative team of researchers from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and IBM Research through its Science for Social Good initiative.
Tags: Health, Americas, Zika, IBM Research, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies