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Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results

Zika virus antibody test results can be difficult to interpret because of cross-reactivity with other flaviviruses, including dengue. How should inconclusive results be handled?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mosquito Repellents: Everything You Need to Tell Your Patients

It’s mosquito season again, bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Zika Testing and Interpretation

The guidance revises recommendations on the timing and thresholds of antibody testing, with the aim of reducing missed diagnoses of Zika and dengue infections.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reduction of Chikungunya Virus Infection With Mosquito Traps

Testing of a new, low-cost mosquito trap that requires no pesticides or servicing shows promise in reducing transmission of several mosquito born viruses including chikungunya, dengue and Zika.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Dengue Spread From Mexico to Arizona; Local Transmission Feared

Most dengue fever cases reported in Yuma, Arizona, in late 2014 were traced to travelers who had visited Sonora, Mexico, during an outbreak there.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Binational Dengue Outbreak Along the United States–Mexico Border — Yuma County, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico, 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Zika virus has received significant media attention in the US due to its recent link with teratogenicity. But Zika is also associated with critical and life-threatening complications, including death. Differentiating it from other Flavivirus diseases such as Dengue or Chikungunya can be challenging.  
umem.org
over 3 years ago
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Outbreak of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Illnesses

The spread of Zika virus brings with it additional challenges, particularly the risk for concurrent transmission of chikungunya and dengue viruses by the same vectors.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO urges countries in dengue belt to look out for Zika

Countries where dengue fever is endemic are being urged to be on the alert for cases of the Zika virus, after concern over its spread throughout the Americas and its links to an increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborn children.1 2 3 4 5  
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over 3 years ago
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
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over 3 years ago
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Co-Infection With Zika and Dengue Viruses in 2 Patients

In the differential diagnosis of dengue-like illness, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of co-infection. Read about two patients who had Zika and dengue viruses.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO urges countries in dengue belt to look out for Zika

Countries where dengue fever is endemic are being urged to be on the alert for cases of the Zika virus, after concern over its spread throughout the Americas and its links to an increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborn children.1 2 3 4 5  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO urges countries in dengue belt to look out for Zika

Countries where dengue fever is endemic are being urged to be on the alert for cases of the Zika virus, after concern over its spread throughout the Americas and its links to an increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborn children.1 2 3 4 5  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO urges countries in dengue belt to look out for Zika

Countries where dengue fever is endemic are being urged to be on the alert for cases of the Zika virus, after concern over its spread throughout the Americas and its links to an increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborn children.1 2 3 4 5  
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over 3 years ago
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Locally Acquired Dengue Fever Confirmed in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed 224 cases of locally acquired dengue fever in Hawaii, mostly among Hawaii Island residents.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Locally Acquired Cases of Dengue Fever — Hawaii, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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Brazil Zika outbreak: New test kits for mosquito-borne viruses - BBC News

Brazil's health ministry says it has developed new test kits to identify the Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses, all carried by the same mosquito.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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From Aedes to Zika: Mosquito-borne Viruses a Growing Concern

Chikungunya, dengue, and now Zika viruses pose significant risks to travelers' health, with little defense except mosquito-control measures.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
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over 3 years ago
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago