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.
The number of US counties with Zika-carrying mosquitoes is up.
About 1 in 20 women in the US territories who were infected with Zika during pregnancy had babies with possible Zika-associated birth defects.
Research shows the 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida was linked to 4 separate events that introduced and spread the virus.
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.
US women traveling to active Zika virus areas may be less likely to get infected than expected.
A Zika virus infection outbreak in the United States could be very costly.
Zika virus may lead to lifelong vision impairment in affected 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.
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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