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CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
Diana Kwon | Feb 6, 2018
These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Nov 27, 2017
Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.
Health Officials Agree Undetectable HIV Levels Likely Mean Uninfectious
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2017
Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.
Body Fluids Might Explain Unsolved Zika Case
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2016
A government investigation into the cause of a Utah man’s infection comes up short of conclusive results.
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
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.
Zika-Infected Monkeys in Brazil
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2016
The viral strain scientists isolated from two nonhuman primates is identical to the one circulating among humans.
Pig-to-Pig Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Virus
Jef Akst | Feb 29, 2016
The Japanese encephalitis virus, which typically moves to new hosts via mosquito vectors, can jump directly between pigs, according to a study.
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2015
Researchers detect Ebola virus fragments in semen samples from some male survivors up to nine months after the onset of symptoms.
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.