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Zika Virus Can Testing Placental Tissue Confirm Zika Infection?

Can Testing Placental Tissue Confirm Zika Infection?

Zika infection can be ruled out or confirmed by testing fetal and placental tissue according to a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Zika Virus CDC: Increase in Number of Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

CDC: Increase in Number of Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

The number of US counties with Zika-carrying mosquitoes is up.

Zika Virus Rate of Birth Defects Nearly 5% With Zika Confirmed Pregnancies

Rate of Birth Defects Nearly 5% With Zika Confirmed Pregnancies

About 1 in 20 women in the US territories who were infected with Zika during pregnancy had babies with possible Zika-associated birth defects.

Zika Virus At Least 4 Different Introductions of Zika Lead to Outbreak in Florida

At Least 4 Different Introductions of Zika Lead to Outbreak in Florida

Research shows the 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida was linked to 4 separate events that introduced and spread the virus.

Zika Virus New Rapid, Low-Cost Test for Zika Virus Surveillance

New Rapid, Low-Cost Test for Zika Virus Surveillance

A new rapid, low-cost test may enable on-site detection of Zika virus in mosquitoes and human blood and semen, allowing for more efficient disease surveillance and diagnosis.

Zika Virus Potential Exposure of Zika Infection Low in Pregnant Women

Potential Exposure of Zika Infection Low in Pregnant Women

US women traveling to active Zika virus areas may be less likely to get infected than expected.

Zika Virus Zika Outbreak in US Could Mean High Economic Burden

Zika Outbreak in US Could Mean High Economic Burden

A Zika virus infection outbreak in the United States could be very costly.

Zika Virus Ophthalmic Exam Recommended in Infants With Congenital Zika Syndrome

Ophthalmic Exam Recommended in Infants With Congenital Zika Syndrome

Zika virus may lead to lifelong vision impairment in affected infants.

Zika Virus Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

Findings suggest the need to examine how and to what extent congenital Zika virus infection and resulting brain abnormalities are associated with seizures and/or epilepsy.

Zika Virus NIH Begins Phase 2 Zika Vaccine Trials

NIH Begins Phase 2 Zika Vaccine Trials

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases began phase 2/2b of a multisite clinical trial of an investigational vaccine against the Zika virus.

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