Study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder – Fox News

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Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others – CIDRAP

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Study: Clinical trials indicate positive results for Zika vaccine – ModernMedicine

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New Animal Model Developed to Aid Zika Studies – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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Florida's Surgeon General, Celeste Philip, led state's Zika containment efforts – Loma Linda University Health

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3rd Zika infection by Texas mosquito reported this year |

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Are Hearing Loss and Zika Virus Infections Linked in Infants? – Medical News Bulletin

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Cold Weather May Not Eliminate Zika Carrying Pest – RGVProud

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DISEASE CONTROL: Army-developed Zika vaccine shows early promise – The Fort Campbell Courier

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News Scan for Dec 06, 2017 – CIDRAP

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Brainstorm Health: Migraine Drugs, Zika Gene Vaccine, Weight Loss and Diabetes – Fortune

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ZIka vaccine triggers immune response in clinical trials – Homeland Preparedness News

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How bug-delivering drones are helping defeat deadly diseases

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Clinical trial for Zika vaccine shows promise. But will it prevent infection? – Miami Herald

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1st Sexually Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed In Miami-Dade – CBS Miami

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CDC updates Zika testing and management guidelines – ModernMedicine

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New POC Test for Zika Virus Awarded Conditional LTA from UNICEF

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Takeda takes its Zika vaccine candidate into clinical testing – The Pharma Letter

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CNS infections: Zika virus mutation associated with increased infectivity, mortality and severe microcephaly

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Takeda Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Zika Vaccine Candidate – Business Wire India (press release)

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Possible Rapid Zika Test Coming in 2018? – WMFE

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Dengue and Zika virus threat for Townsville travellers – The Mercury

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Mutant Zika protein is key to microcephaly – BMC Blogs Network (blog)

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UCF: New Test For Zika Virus On Course To Be Commercialized, Detects Zika Viral Infection In 30 Minutes

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Zika Nerve Damage May Stem From Virus Response – WebMD

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Drones will soon release swarms of sterile male mosquitoes to fight Zika and malaria – International Business Times UK

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In Guatemala, 49 Babies Have Microcephaly – teleSUR English

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Zika virus Infections Market Research Report H1: Drug Profile, Top Industry Intelligence and Therapeutic Development – satPRnews (press release)

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Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment – Science Daily

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Robotics startup could fight Zika by dumping mosquitoes from a drone – Digital Trends

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Zika Virus Testing Market Growth with Worldwide Industry Analysis to 2027 – Find Market Research By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)

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Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later – UCLA Newsroom

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Officials check for Zika – The Phnom Penh Post

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New Research Looks at Zika Virus Immune Response and Chloroquine as Treatment Option

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Local Hospital Continuing To Help Develop Vaccine For Zika Virus – RGVProud

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Florida Reports Second Local Zika Case For 2017 – WUSF News

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Global Zika Virus Market 2017 Bharat Biotech, Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Sciences, Intrexon – ExpressObserver

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Florida Confirms Second Case Of Zika Virus For 2017 – Yeshiva World News

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Anti malaria drug could fight Zika virus – The Hindu

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With the threat of Zika, SLO County might restart mosquito control. But who will pay? – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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9th woman accuses Rep. Don Shooter of harassment, Arizona Capitol Times says – Arizona Daily Star

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Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus – Medical Xpress

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Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest – CIDRAP

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Brazil Zika Births – Colorado Springs Gazette

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Dengue immunity can provide protection from subsequent Zika infection

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'Unknown' virus likely new variant of dengue, chikungunya, not Zika – Free Press Journal

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Did Zika Cause More Miscarriages Than Microcephaly? – NPR

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EPA approves 'ZAP Male' mosquito to fight Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Inovio's Positive Zika Vaccine Clinical Study Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine

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FDA approves first Zika test for blood donations – Engadget

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Zika researchers congregate at UF – Gainesville Sun

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Sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Miami-Dade – Miami Herald

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A Zika Vaccine Shows Signs of Success in an Early Human Trial – Fortune

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Zero Zika cases among Rio Olympians tested by U. – Deseret News

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New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warns – Science Daily

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Florida Confirms Locally Transmitted Zika Case – U.S. News & World Report

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Pregnant women should go for Zika test more than once, says study – International Business Times, Singapore Edition

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CDC urges vigilance for Zika following hurricanes, updates guidance – AAP News

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Congenital Zika Syndrome Results in Auditory Complications

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Trinidad Records More Than 700 Zika Cases In Last Year – (subscription)

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Study Supports Current Prevention Interventions for Zika Exposure – Infectious Disease Advisor (registration)

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Device will rapidly, accurately and inexpensively detect zika virus at airports and other sites – Science Daily

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