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Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Aug 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
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 26, 2016
Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 5, 2016
Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus
Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants
Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants
Catherine Offord | Jun 29, 2016
Head circumference is not an accurate indicator of viral infection in newborns, researchers report.
Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk
Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk
Catherine Offord | 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.
Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC
Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC
Kerry Grens | Mar 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.
Zika and Birth Defects
Zika and Birth Defects
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2016
A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2016
Uptick in Guillain-Barré syndrome; Zika data-sharing snags; Brazilian state discontinues larvicide
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Feb 12, 2016
The virus is found in tissues of babies with brain abnormalities; World Health Organization says causality confirmation is weeks away.
Brazil’s Pre-Zika Microcephaly Cases
Brazil’s Pre-Zika Microcephaly Cases
Kerry Grens | Feb 10, 2016
A review of four years’ worth of medical records finds far greater numbers of microcephaly cases from before the ongoing Zika virus epidemic than had been officially reported.