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Newswise: Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

Washington University in St. Louis

Invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving conditions that are colder than those in their native territory. This new evidence of rapid local adaptation could have implications for efforts to control the spread of this invasive species.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Zika Virus,

Released:
21-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New $2 million DOD Grant Funds Zika Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

New $2 million DOD Grant Funds Zika Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

As part of a program called the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, the DOD is awarding Texas Biomedical Research Institute $2 million over the next three years to study a promising experimental Zika vaccine.

Channels: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Zika Virus, Grant Funded News,

Released:
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

Kansas State University

Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University NBAF liaison, writes to encourage people to watch THE HOT ZONE, a National Geographic limited series inspired by two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders and their work during the 1989 Ebola-related outbreak in Virginia.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Zika Virus,

Released:
23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life
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    12-Dec-2018 5:00 PM EST
Released:
5-Dec-2018 8:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Maternal Dengue Immunity Protects Against Fetal Damage in Mice Following Zika Virus Infection
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    2-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Maternal Dengue Immunity Protects Against Fetal Damage in Mice Following Zika Virus Infection

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

A mouse mother's prior dengue immunity would protects her unborn pups from devastating brain defects such as microencephaly associated with ZIKV. These findings could guide development of more effective flavivirus vaccines and hint at what types of immune responses are maximally protective against fetal brain damage after Zika invasion.

Channels: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), Local - California, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
30-Jul-2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: UNC, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Willingness to Take Hypothetical Vaccine

UNC, RTI International Researchers Assess US Travelers’ Knowledge of Zika Virus, Willingness to Take Hypothetical Vaccine

RTI International

A collaboration between researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, RTI International and the UNC School of Medicine has resulted in the first study to assess and compare United States travelers’ knowledge levels about the Zika virus across three regions

Channels: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Zika Virus, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
3-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Like Zika, West Nile Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage, Death in Mice
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    31-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Zika Virus, Neuro, Grant Funded News, West Nile Virus, Featured: MedWire, Staff Picks,

Released:
29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise
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    5-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST
Released:
1-Jan-2018 10:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Good News from Trio of Phase One Zika Vaccine Trials

Good News from Trio of Phase One Zika Vaccine Trials

Saint Louis University Medical Center

More than 90 percent of study volunteers in the 3 trials who received the investigational vaccine demonstrated an immune response to Zika virus.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines, Zika Virus, All Journal News,

Released:
5-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Rainfall Can Indicate That Mosquito-Borne Epidemics Will Occur Weeks Later
Released:
21-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
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