Zika Virus

The Devastating Effects of the Zika Virus - Monsters Inside Me

…After a woman suffers having cysts surgically removed from her right breast, things get even worse when surgical sponges are accidentally left …


Mosquito-spreading drone to fight diseases

Technology reporter<p><b>Drones that scatter swarms of sterile mosquitoes over wide areas are being developed to help stop the spread of diseases such as malaria.</b><p>Sterile male mosquitoes cannot produce offspring when they mate with females. By crowding out other males, they reduce the mosquito …


Can We Track Malaria And Zika By Sound?

Globally more than 700 million people are infected with mosquito borne diseases each year, and more than 700,000 die. But it would be unfair to blame the entire mosquito family for this. Of the 3500 or so species of mosquitoes in existence, only the females of about 200 species are inclined to bite …


Travel Vaccination Guide: Which Shots Do You Need?

What Travel Vaccinations Do You Need?<p>Travel Tips<p>Planning to travel overseas in the next few months? You may want to think about travel vaccinations. …

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Scientists reveal Zika treatment: Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus, says study

A new research has revealed that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus. The study that has …


A plan to develop a Zika vaccine runs into controversy

Pharmalot<p>A plan to develop a Zika vaccine runs into controversy, as questions swirl about price and conflicts of interest<p>Y<p>et another battle may erupt …


Florida confirms second local Zika virus infection for 2017

Health officials are reporting Florida's second case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito.


Pregnant woman takes "extra" precautions against Zika in Miami

Florida health officials reported a local case of Zika in Miami-Dade County on Friday, marking the state’s second case of mosquito-borne transmission …

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Antimalarial Drug Repurposed to Treat and Prevent Zika Transmission | GEN

"There is still an urgent need to bolster our preparedness and capacity to respond to the next Zika outbreak," remarked senior study investigator …


A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly

Zika virus infections in humans have been known since 1947. Microcephaly and neuropathologies associated with Zika have only been reported recently, …


Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus

Virus-fighting antibodies in mothers pass protection to unborn fetus<p>CINCINNATI - Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major …


Plant pots made to kill mosquitos are decorated with tiny little dead mosquitos

This mosquito repellent is definitely unlike any other.<p>Ad agency TBWA and insurance agency Manulife have dubbed this plant pot the "life-saving pot," …


These bacteria-infected mosquitoes are killers. Letting millions loose will save lives, scientists say

They say to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.<p>When that enemy in a mosquito, though, scientists are starting to advise something a …


Did Zika Cause More Miscarriages Than Microcephaly?

After the Zika virus turned up in Brazil two years ago, hundreds of babies were born with severe brain damage and underdeveloped skulls — a birth defect known as microcephaly.<p>The reports of microcephaly terrified pregnant women and prompted Brazil to declare a national health emergency.<p>But …


The Morning After: Thursday, November 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>If you like retro-inspired things, you might like the first new manual SLR in decades. If you'd rather keep your eye on the future, take a look at Uber's plans (with NASA) to get its flying taxis off the ground. (Not sorry about that pun.) Also: Niantic Labs, …


Opinion: How to speed up drug and vaccine development during a public health crisis

During public health crises involving infectious diseases like Ebola or Zika, we sometimes hear people ask, “Why can’t they just make a vaccine or a …

Public Health

EPA approves 'good guy' mosquitoes to battle Zika

Soon, a startup called MosquitoMate will be releasing a plethora of mosquitoes across the US -- not to start a bug-pocalypse, but to prevent it. The US Environmental Protection Agency has just approved the use of the startup's mosquitoes as biopesticide against their Zika-, dengue- and other …


EPA Approves Plan to Release Infected Mosquitoes to Stop Zika

Kentucky-based company MosquitoMate now has permission to release modified mosquitoes in 20 states.<p>Next summer, you might not have much of a mosquito problem, as long as MosquitoMate gets their way.<p>The company just got EPA approval for its plan to end Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses in the …


Mosquito vs. mosquito -- a solution to Zika?

According to reports, lab-grown mosquitos will be dispatched in 20 states to help reduce the population of a mosquito known to carry Zika and yellow fever.

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Targeting a single protein might treat a broad range of viruses

Most drugs that fight viruses are designed to target individual pathogens. But scientists at The Rockefeller University have identified a protein …


Miami Reports First Sexually Transmitted Zika case

The first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the Miami area has been reported.<p>The Florida Department of Health said Friday that the person …


Bio-engineered mosquitoes can stop spread of dengue, zika and yellow fever

New scheme prevents use of dangerous pesticides.<p>Mosquito-spread diseases such as yellow fever, dengue and the zika virus will soon be fought in the …


Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Miami-Dade County

The Florida Department of Health on Friday confirmed the state’s first case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted.<p>An unidentified person in Miami-Dade County, who had recently visited several countries, including Cuba,<p>The Zika virus is back as the Florida Department of Health confirmed on …


Oh, the places your blood will go after you donate it

Blood donations are actually full of important disease data.<p>Last September, the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control introduced new rules for blood banks: Every unit donated in the United States must now be tested for the Zika virus. An obscure policy change, the …


The Ultimate Safari Packing List: What to Pack and What Not to Pack for Safari

When I went on my first safari way back in 2014, I went a tad overboard when it came to following the packing list Shadows of Africa had sent me.<p>I …

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Although the number of Zika cases has fallen, the virus is unlikely to vanish

Less than a year after the World Health Organization declared that Zika is no longer a public health emergency, the virus seems to have fallen from public consciousness, at least outside heavily affected areas. The ­mosquito-borne virus staged a massive assault on the Western Hemisphere in 2015 and …


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Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus: Researchers reveal dual Zika/dengue immunity conferred by cytotoxic T-cells

Researchers reveal dual Zika/dengue immunity conferred by cytotoxic T-cells<p>Scientists have addressed the interplay between dengue and ZIKV …


The forgotten mothers and babies of Zika

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barely more than children themselves when they give birth, many of the forgotten mothers of Zika-striken babies in the Brazilian state of Alagoas are shiny-new teenagers, just learning to navigate their developing bodies.<p>Traversing the challenges of motherhood at that age is tricky at best; …


Taking education higher with Google Cloud Platform

<i>Editor’s note: This week the Google team is in Philadelphia for the annual EDUCAUSE conference, a gathering of higher education technology leaders.</i> …