A recent study published by The Lancet focused on screening blood donations for Zika virus RNA with nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) on April 3, 2016, in Puerto Rico. These researchers followed up with positive donors... READ →
Zika News/ January 26th, 2021
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Why hasn't the Zika virus (ZIKV) disease caused as much devastation in Africa, its continent of origin, as it has in the Americas? Outside of Africa, this flavivirus is transmitted by a ubiquitous mosquito subspecies, Aedes... READ →
Nov 17 • 2:19 am CST
The USA has taken substantial actions to fight against vector-borne diseases such as Zika. During August of 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency approved a new chemical called nootkatone for use in repellants that could help... READ →
Nov 6 • 4:33 am CST
Although the Zika epidemics in the Americas are now history, the Zika virus may re-emerge “in many countries in silence,” commented Sujan Shresta , Ph.D., a professor at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI). “We need... READ →
Nov 2 • 11:06 am CST
Since the emergence in Brazil in 2015, manifestations of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections range from asymptomatic to severe neurological complications, including Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) in adults and microcephaly in newborns via transplacental transmission, reported a... READ →
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