Zika Virus

CDC: Update on Noncongenital Zika Cases in the U.S.

March 14, 2018

Ninety-five percent of cases were identified in travelers returning from Zika virus-affected areas

Zika Vaccine Candidate Gets Fast Track Designation

By January 29, 2018

A total of 240 individuals between the ages 18 and 49 are enrolled in the Phase 1 trial of TAK-426.

HCV Drug May Potentially Be an Effective Treatment for Zika

By January 25, 2018

Sofosbuvir protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus in cell cultures and mouse models, and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses.

Microcephaly rates elevated in Brazil prior to Zika virus epidemic

January 05, 2018

In 2010, prior to the Zika virus epidemic, microcephaly rates were noted to be elevated in 2 Brazilian cities.

Test to Detect Zika in Blood Donations Gets FDA Approval

October 10, 2017

Not designed to diagnose the infection, however

Why Florida Is a Likely Hotspot for Zika Outbreaks

May 30, 2017

Virus strains came from the Caribbean and Latin America, researchers say

CDC: Too Few Infants Born to Zika-Infected Mothers Receive Proper Follow-Up

April 05, 2017

CDC report also says too few infants are tested for the virus

New Zika Findings Strengthen the Importance of Screening

December 15, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems appearing months after birth

First Case of Zika-Related Glaucoma in Infant ID'd

December 01, 2016

Brazilian baby developed condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Zika Virus May Live for Hours on Certain Surfaces

November 16, 2016

But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the virus, researchers say