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Tuesday, September 05, 2017 -- The infection kills off cancerous cells and leaves healthy ones unharmed, animal studies show.

Monday, June 12, 2017 -- (Natural News) While we’ve all been distracted by other issues, the mass Zika hysteria of last summer has quietly been replaced by deafening silence. For months, the mainstream media inundated the American public with terror-inducing articles about how Zika was going to give their unborn children microcephaly, a condition in which the brain does not... Read More

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -- NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

Friday, May 19, 2017 -- A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite. The findings shed new light on what’s known as a coinfection, which scientists said is not yet fully understood and may be fairly common in […] The post Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya simultaneously in the lab appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 -- A baby born with microcephaly caused by Zika virus in a rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil, last year. The most severely affected babies have little language or mobility and will likely require a lifetime of care, a new study shows.

Monday, July 17, 2017 -- (Natural News) With the summer fully underway, mosquitoes are more active. Hence, stories about a Zika pandemic popping up again. Just like Dengue and Malaria, the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is typically found close to standing water, the Zika virus causes mild flu-like symptoms including headaches,... Read More

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- Brain scans of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly

Sunday, May 28, 2017 -- India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -- (Natural News) Although the Zika mass hysteria has largely died down, those who stand to benefit financially from the overblown illness are trying to keep it in the headlines. The latest news sees a malaria drug being touted as a possible treatment, and a mainstream media news story about the medication features a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it admission... Read More

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -- An effective Zika virus (ZIKV) vaccine will require long-term durable protection. Several ZIKV vaccine candidates have demonstrated protective efficacy in nonhuman primates, but these studies have typically involved ZIKV challenge shortly after vaccination at peak immunity. We show that a single immunization with an adenovirus vector–based vaccine, as well as two immunizations with a purified inactivated virus vaccine, afforded robust protection against ZIKV challenge in rhesus monkeys at 1 year after vaccination. In contrast, two immunizations with an optimized DNA vaccine, which provided complete protection at peak immunity, resulted in reduced protective efficacy at 1 year that was associated with declining neutralizing antibody titers to subprotective levels. These data define a microneutralization log titer of 2.0 to 2.1 as

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 -- Saliva is no way to pass a Zika virus infection. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who conducted studies with monkeys, casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is not enough for the virus to move between hosts. Their findings were published today in the journal Nature Communications. Scientists believe that […] The post Zika virus not passed via saliva: Study appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -- An adult mosquito belonging to the species of the insect responsible for the majority of Zika cases has been caught in Canada for the first time by a southern Ontario health unit, but the insect captured isn't carrying the virus.

Monday, November 13, 2017 -- Manifestations of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection differ drastically. Sometimes they are catastrophic, most notably when they cause microcephaly in some babies born to infected mothers. At other times, they are mild and fleeting, suggesting that unknown factors temper Zika infections’ severity. Recently, dengue virus emerged as a prime suspect because it shares many genetic and […] The post Prior dengue exposure shows ‘cross-protection’ against Zika: Study appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- Paper-based diagnostic avoids false positives from Dengue fever and other related viruses.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -- A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The antibody-based assay, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Humabs BioMed, a private biotechnology company, is a simple, cost-effective way to determine if a person’s infection is from the Zika virus or another virus of the same […] The post New assay detects and differentiates Zika virus infections from dengue appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Monday, July 24, 2017 -- High temperatures help mosquitos and the virus reproduce; rain has less effect than thought -- Read more on

Monday, July 17, 2017 -- Harris County has enlisted the help of the community to drop off dead birds for testing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- Zika virus is mutating so fast in Brazilian patients that different serotypes of the pathogen could appear in the near future, as is already the case with dengue virus. This would hinder the production of a vaccine and impair the effectiveness of the diagnostic tests already developed. The alarm was sounded by Edison Luiz Durigon, Full […] The post Zika virus mutations may result in new serotypes: Brazil researcher appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- A man was diagnosed with Zika virus while living in Texas, the first infection transmitted from a local mosquito in the state this year, health officials announced on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 -- The worldwide Zika threat first emerged in 2015, infecting millions as it swept across the Americas. It struck great fear in pregnant women, as babies born with severe brain birth defects quickly overburdened hospitals and public health care systems. In response, there has been a flurry of heroic scientific efforts to stop Zika. Whole governments, […] The post Zika: ASU researchers develop the world’s first plant-based vaccine appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

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