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Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.
Dengue Vaccine Program Halted Over Safety Issues
Shawna Williams | Dec 5, 2017
The drug may worsen future infections for people who haven't already been exposed to the virus.
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Catherine Offord | Aug 18, 2017
A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 30, 2017
Researchers report evidence of antibody-dependent enhancement in a Zika-infected, immunocompromised mouse model.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Dengue Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection?
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Previous flavivirus infection could help explain the severity of symptoms in some people infected during the ongoing Zika outbreak, researchers report.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
March 2016's selection of notable quotes
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
Dengue-Targeting T Cells Home to Skin
Jenny Rood | Mar 11, 2015
Immune cells specific for the virus are present in the skin of infected patients, a study shows.