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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.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Feb 5, 2016
Dip in Brazilian microcephaly cases; Zika transmitted via sex and blood transfusion; deaths in Colombia