Zika Virus

University of Alberta scientists working on compound that could prevent Zika, RSV

An experiment at the University of Alberta’s Department of Chemistry could lead to a pill to treat deadly viruses.<p>Dr. Fred West told the 630 CHED …

Public Health

New compounds to treat RSV, Zika virus: New chemical compound shows promising antiviral activity

New chemical compound shows promising antiviral activity<p>A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus …

University of Alberta

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria

Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused …

Public Health

Suppressing negative emotions during health scare may whip up spiral of fear

Trying to suppress worries during a health scare, like the recent Zika outbreak, may lead to an ever-intensifying cycle of emotional suppression and …

Penn State

2 travel-related cases of Zika in Williamson Co.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- Summertime typically means lots of people will be heading out of the country on vacation, but the Zika virus is still a …

Austin

New insights on mosquitoes that spread disease

The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is a highly invasive species and a vector of multiple pathogens including various viruses, such as …

Mosquitoes

Oregon Health & Science University study reveals more women may be losing pregnancies due to Zika - Portland Business Journal

By Elizabeth Hayes <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Jul 2, 2018, 8:00am PDT<p>A new study from Oregon Health & Science University found that …

Portland, OR

What happened to Zika?

Last week, biologists reported the most detailed structure of the Zika virus to date, a finding that could help the effort to develop vaccines or …

Public Health

Why Zika is so alarming

Why Zika is so alarming: Scientists show the virus hijacks cells to spread further and faster through the body than similar mosquito-borne</b> …

Public Health

FDA Drops Zika Testing for Blood Donors

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug …

Public Health

FDA eases blood-screening rules for Zika, citing drop in cases

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it will no longer require U.S. blood banks to test individual donations for the Zika virus, citing a …

Public Health

City Awards Zika Abatement Contract To NOLA Construction

The Solid Waste Management Department seeks to clean up illegal dumpsites to avoid the growth of rats, insects and other vermin.<p>HOUSTON, TX -- The …

Waste Management

Local Research: Zika's Impact on Pregnant Women May be Worse than Believed

2 days ago<p>Research done partly in San Antonio indicates that the unnoticed impact of the Zika virus on pregnant women may be far worse that first …

Public Health

Zika Dangers During Pregnancy May Be Worse Than Thought

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher …

Pregnancy

Zika virus may pose greater threat of miscarriages than previously thought: 26 percent of nonhuman primates lost pregnancies despite not showing symptoms

26 percent of nonhuman primates lost pregnancies despite not showing symptoms<p>Research from several institutions suggests that more women could be …

Public Health

A well-known animal health drug could stop outbreaks of malaria and Zika virus: Veterinary flea and tick drugs kill mosquitoes and other insects that carry diseases between humans

Veterinary flea and tick drugs kill mosquitoes and other insects that carry diseases between humans<p>Medicines given to household pets to kill fleas …

Insects

Zika virus could spread next to Texas and Louisiana, expert warns

Health Tips<p>The best insect repellents for the family, according to Consumer Reports<p>02:59<p>Jane Krakowski shares her father’s struggle with dementia<p>04:06<p>‘Do you know who I am?’: This woman’s husband developed amnesia and forgot her<p>08:44<p>AARP puts focus on Alzheimer's, announces $60 million …

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Aedes to Zika

These unlikely barflies are mosquitoes, salivating into small glass tubes. Researchers are collecting mosquito spit for an important reason: to find …

Photos

mHealth Researchers Eye the Smartphone as a Zika Detection Device

June 29, 2018 - Researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working on mHealth technology that can detect the Zika virus through a …

Medical Technology

Perceptions on Zika

New research shows that key messaging tailored to gender and education can help prevent future Zika outbreaks in Miami-Dade County.<p>In a summer …

Public Health

The most detailed image of the Zika virus ever captured might reveal a way to fight the birth-defect causing disease

Associated Press/Alan Diaz<p><b>The Zika virus that spread rapidly in 2016 is still a major problem in much of Latin America and the Caribbean, and it</b> …

Public Health

High-Resolution Snapshot of Zika Virus Reveals Clues to Fighting It

Scientists have captured the clearest and most detailed image yet of Zika, the virus that set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016 and left thousands of babies with serious birth defects. The work could contribute to the development of more effective vaccines and treatments to combat the …

Public Health

New Image of Zika Virus May Help in Breakthrough to Combat Disease

In a breakthrough, scientists have captured the most accurate and detailed image of the Zika virus till date. The virus was discovered in 1947 but …

Health (India)

Zika in high resolution

The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far, appears June 26 in the journal <i>Structure</i>. The scientists, …

Public Health

Zika gets the most extreme close-up of any flavivirus

Researchers have gotten the closest look ever at Zika virus and may have discovered some chinks in its armor.Using cryo-electron microscopy, …

Science

Most accurate picture of Zika yet creates potential for therapeutics

Researchers have created the most accurate picture of Zika to date, finding probable drug-binding pockets on the surface of the virus and paving the …

Public Health

Researchers reveal the sharpest image to date of the Zika virus

But the findings are still a long ways away from formulating a functioning Zika vaccine, Sevvana noted.<p>“From the structures, we can only guess which …

Chemical Engineering

Healthbeat: Potential Zika treatment in animal trials

http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wls/video/2018/06/25/062518-wls-healthbeat-zika-vid_500.mp4A similarity between Zika and Hepatitis C may lead to new …

Public Health

Brazil develops GM mosquitoes with defective sperm to combat Zika - Xinhua

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Brazil has developed a new type of genetically modified mosquitoes, with defective spermatozoa that results in …

News (China)

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

FRIDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- <i>Aedes</i> mosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus, researchers report.<p>Laboratory studies have shown …

Public Health