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    31-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 688609

Like Zika, West Nile Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage, Death in Mice

Washington University in St. Louis

Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects.

29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 672472

Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue and West Nile Viruses May Cause Increased Risk in Zika-Infected

Mount Sinai Health System

As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the globe, it might pose a particular risk to people previously infected with two related viruses, dengue and West Nile, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found. Their study, published in the journal Science, may help explain the severe manifestations of Zika virus infection observed in specific populations, including those in South America.

4-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 667449

Iowa State University 2016 Surveillance: No Zika-Associated Mosquitoes Found in State

Iowa State University

Mosquito surveillance efforts led by Iowa State University in 2016 found neither of the two species associated with the transmission of Zika virus. West Nile virus appeared more frequently in 2016 than it did in 2015.

10-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 665845

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

University of California, Riverside

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics.

5-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 593614

“Siloed” Agencies Hindered in Efforts to Fight Animal-to-Human Diseases

New York University

The “siloed” structure of U.S. health agencies is hindering efforts to spot and combat animal-to-human afflictions, such as West Nile Virus, New York University sociologist Colin Jerolmack has concluded after conducting an organizational analysis of their operations.

13-Sep-2012 11:00 AM EDT

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