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Zika Virus CDC Reports Increase in Birth Defects Potentially Linked to Zika

CDC Reports Increase in Birth Defects Potentially Linked to Zika

There was an increase in the number of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection from the first half of 2016 to the second half of 2016.

Zika Virus Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

Although Zika virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitos, sexual contact, blood transfusion, or laboratory exposure, there is also evidence supporting maternal transmission to infants via breastfeeding, delivery, or close contact.

Zika Virus Ongoing Challenges With Severe Congenital Zika Virus

Ongoing Challenges With Severe Congenital Zika Virus

Severe functional limitations are reported among children with microcephaly and laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in infancy.

Zika Virus Flaviviruses Related to Zika May Cause Congenital Infection

Flaviviruses Related to Zika May Cause Congenital Infection

Emerging neurotropic flaviviruses related to Zika virus may share Zika virus' capacity for transplacental transmission.

Zika Virus Zika Virus Vaccine Progresses Into Phase 1 Clinical Trial

Zika Virus Vaccine Progresses Into Phase 1 Clinical Trial

An investigational Zika virus vaccine was granted Fast Track designation by the FDA.

Zika Virus Hepatitis C Drug Effective Against Zika Virus in Preclinical Trial

Hepatitis C Drug Effective Against Zika Virus in Preclinical Trial

The hepatitis C treatment, sofosbuvir was found to be effective against Zika virus in a preclinical trial.

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Microcephaly rates elevated in Brazil prior to Zika virus epidemic

Microcephaly was associated with lack of maternal schooling, living without a partner, smoking during pregnancy, intrauterine growth restriction, vaginal delivery, and the pregnancy being the mother's first.

Zika Virus Safety, Efficacy of 2 Zika Virus Vaccine Trials Reported

Safety, Efficacy of 2 Zika Virus Vaccine Trials Reported

Two trials assessing different vaccination schedules and delivery methods for Zika virus vaccine reveal the vaccines to be safe, well tolerated, and immunogenic.

Zika Virus Epidemiology of Pediatric Zika Virus Infection in the United States

Epidemiology of Pediatric Zika Virus Infection in the United States

Majority of children presented with only 2 of 4 main symptoms (fever, maculopapular rash, conjunctivitis, and/or arthralgia).

Zika Virus Zika Virus Persists in Tears of Convalescent Patients

Zika Virus Persists in Tears of Convalescent Patients

Although detection of Zika virus from conjunctiva has been previously reported, presence of Zika virus RNA in conjunctiva at the late convalescent phase of the disease was not known.

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