Zika Virus

Evidence of Zika Congenital Syndrome in Pre-Term Newborn

Evidence of Zika Congenital Syndrome in Pre-Term Newborn

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Case-study demonstrates that epithelial cells are susceptible to congenitally acquired Zika virus.

Threat of Zika Virus Still Significant in California

Threat of Zika Virus Still Significant in California

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Since 2015, California has seen many travel-related Zika virus cases, and as the population of mosquitos that spread the virus continue to expand across the state, there is a significant risk for new Zika cases.

Sustained Follow-Up Essential for Infants of Women Exposed to Zika Virus

Sustained Follow-Up Essential for Infants of Women Exposed to Zika Virus

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Approximately 14% of children who were born to mothers with confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy were identified during infancy or early childhood as having a Zika-associated birth defect.

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

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In an updated interim guidance, the CDC now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months before attempting to conceive after possible Zika virus exposure in the male.

Zika Virus, West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Alabama

Zika Virus, West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Alabama

Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials.

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd

Many children of mothers with evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy do not undergo all recommended evaluations.

Zika Virus and Dengue Fever May Be Distinguished by Select Clinical Indicators

Zika Virus and Dengue Fever May Be Distinguished by Select Clinical Indicators

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Diagnostic indicators including conjunctivitis, platelet count, and monocyte count can be used to reliably distinguish between Zika virus and dengue fever.

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

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Infectious disease experts from Emory University School of Medicine recommend that patients contemplating travel to Zika-affected areas consult with their care providers regarding travel plans and potential Zika virus testing.

Individual Blood Donations No Longer Require Testing for Zika Virus

Individual Blood Donations No Longer Require Testing for Zika Virus

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus.

<i> Aedes </i> Mosquitoes in California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes Mosquitoes in California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes mosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus.

Fever, Rash, Conjunctival Hyperemia Common Symptoms of Pediatric Zika Virus Infection

Fever, Rash, Conjunctival Hyperemia Common Symptoms of Pediatric Zika Virus Infection

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Symptomatic pediatric patients infected with Zika virus generally have a mild, often nonspecific symptoms not requiring hospitalization.

Fever, Rash, Erythema Seen in Most Puerto Rican Kids Infected With Zika Virus

Fever, Rash, Erythema Seen in Most Puerto Rican Kids Infected With Zika Virus

Most children with Zika virus (ZIKV) infection have fever, rash, and facial or neck erythema.

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly With Low Yield

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly With Low Yield

Screening blood donations for Zika virus in the United States is costly with low yield.

Vector-Borne Diseases Up More Than 2-Fold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-Borne Diseases Up More Than 2-Fold From 2004 to 2016

Vector-borne diseases represent an increasing problem in the United States, with a more than 2-fold increase in the number of annual reports from 2004 to 2016.

Zika Virus RNA Often Identified in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Zika Virus RNA Often Identified in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Zika virus RNA is frequently present in the semen of men with symptomatic ZIKV infection and can persist for over 6 months.

Pregnancy May Be Independently Associated With Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA

Pregnancy May Be Independently Associated With Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA

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Pregnant women may have about a 3-fold longer estimated median detection window for Zika virus RNA in serum.

An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

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A vaccine against Zika virus, once available and effectively deployed, may substantially reduce prenatal infections.

A Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

A Zika virus vaccine shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections provides 90% coverage.

Rate of Birth Defects in Pregnant Women With Confirmed Zika Virus Infection

Rate of Birth Defects in Pregnant Women With Confirmed Zika Virus Infection

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Researchers estimated this risk among pregnant women with symptomatic Zika virus infection in French territories in the Americas.

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

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Prompt identification may help reduce the risk for subsequent renal failure and minimize overall disease burden.

Zika Virus Infection Linked to Uteroplacental Pathology

Zika Virus Infection Linked to Uteroplacental Pathology

Animal model revealed a potential relationship between Zika virus infection and uteroplacental pathology that appears to affect oxygen delivery to the fetus during development.

CDC Reports Number of Noncongenital Zika Virus Cases in the United States

CDC Reports Number of Noncongenital Zika Virus Cases in the United States

A total of 5168 noncongenital Zika virus disease cases were reported from US states and the District of Columbia in 2016.

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.

Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

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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.

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.

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 Vaccine Progresses Into Phase 1 Clinical Trial

Zika Virus Vaccine Progresses Into Phase 1 Clinical Trial

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

Hepatitis C Drug Effective Against Zika Virus in Preclinical Trial

Hepatitis C Drug Effective Against Zika Virus in Preclinical Trial

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

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.

Safety, Efficacy of 2 Zika Virus Vaccine Trials Reported

Safety, Efficacy of 2 Zika Virus Vaccine Trials Reported

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

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