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Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses

Added: 19.05.2017 21:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite, scientists report.


Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumors

Added: 19.05.2017 13:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

In a revolutionary first, scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers.  

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Cuba's Zika battle

Added: 18.05.2017 16:54 | 4 views | 0 comments

Cuba has declared war on the Zika virus, with fumigation squads going house to house to prevent the disease from spreading. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.


New Zika virus inhibitor identified

Added: 17.05.2017 17:53 | 4 views | 0 comments

A new compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika, report researchers.

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Urine test could detect Zika virus quickly, protect unborn babies

Added: 15.05.2017 21:52 | 3 views | 0 comments

There is no vaccine. No medication. And, no quick, reliable test for Zika virus … until now. Babies born with the virus often have lifelong, devastating birth defects. Testing for the virus currently involves trained medical staff drawing and mailing blood samples to a lab, a process that can take up to four weeks. Scientists have now developed a quick, simple test for Zika virus so easy to administer, you don't even need a doctor.

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Brazil calls off Zika emergency

Added: 12.05.2017 6:55 | 4 views | 0 comments

Brazil's government on Thursday declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus which was detected in the Latin American country late in 2015 before becoming a global concern. ......

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