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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.
A Single Mutation in Zika Led to Devastating Effects
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2017
One amino acid change within a viral structural protein makes the difference between mild cases of brain damage and severe microcephaly in mice.
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.
Mosquitos Can Infect Humans with Zika and Chikungunya in One Bite
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 15, 2016
New evidence suggests both viruses can cohabitate in a single mosquito.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 22, 2016
A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.
Tanya Lewis | Jul 14, 2016
Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 29, 2016
Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.