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Does Prior Dengue Exposure Help or Hurt a Zika Infection?
Diana Kwon | Mar 6, 2019
Animal and cell culture studies show evidence that dengue antibodies can both neutralize and enhance Zika, but human investigations have only found protective effects.
Past Dengue Infection Appears to Protect Children from Zika Symptoms
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 23, 2019
Children were 38 percent less likely to show signs of Zika infection if they had previously had dengue.
Zika Likes it Warmer than Dengue: Study
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 15, 2018
Climate change may open up new habitats suitable for the virus’s spread.
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019
Mice exposed to heat wave temperatures ate less and showed weakened immune responses to the virus.
Zika’s Effects on Babies Can Show Up Later
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2018
The CDC finds one in seven children exposed to the virus in utero experiences health problems by age one.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Mouse Pups Infected With Zika Show Symptoms Into Adulthood
Ashley Yeager | Jun 6, 2018
The results suggest the virus could severely alter brain development in infants infected after birth, but blocking a signaling protein early on might ease certain symptoms.
Photos of the Year
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 21, 2018
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from
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