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Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial

By | October 5, 2017

In humans, the DNA vaccine elicited the production of antibodies, which then protected mice from Zika infection.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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Zika’s Persistence in Infants

By | December 15, 2016

Microcephaly is but one of the birth defects associated with infection in babies, a study suggests. The virus persists and replicates in the infant brain, according to another study.

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Zika Update

By | August 24, 2016

More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

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Zika Update

By | August 17, 2016

More local transmission within the U.S.; babies born with costly birth defects; virus persists in a patient’s semen for six months

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Zika Update

By | July 26, 2016

Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe

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Zika Update

By | July 5, 2016

Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus

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Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants

By | June 30, 2016

Head circumference is not an accurate indicator of viral infection in newborns, researchers report.

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Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk

By | May 26, 2016

A fetus whose mother is infected with Zika during the first trimester of her pregnancy has a risk of between 1 percent and 13 percent of developing microcephaly, according to a study.

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Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC

By | March 29, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a series of recommendations to limit the pregnancy-related risks of the mosquito-borne virus.

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