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Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2017
The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 29, 2016
The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.
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.
Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2016
Placental macrophages called Hofbauer cells are particularly vulnerable to infection by the virus, a study shows.
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.
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.
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.
Traveler Brings Zika Virus Home to U.S.
Karen Zusi | Jan 14, 2016
Cases of the mosquito-borne infection are on the rise, with most reported in Brazil. The U.S. has confirmed at least two cases to date, including a recent importation into Texas.