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ViralZone: root

A knowledge resource to understand virus diversity  
viralzone.expasy.org
over 3 years ago
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New Research Finds Low Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics

New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Olympic Games are likely to be free of Zika cases, say officials

Organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have said that the chances of anyone becoming infected with the Zika virus during the competition, held in Brazil in August and September, are almost zero.  
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over 3 years ago
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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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Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared' - BBC News

Africa braces for Zika virus  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Choosing the Best Insect Repellents in Mosquito Season

With summer upon us now and the Zika virus spreading via mosquitos, learn which insect repellents work best and which are appropriate for pregnant women and children.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO recommends eight week abstinence or safer sex after return from Zika areas

To prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus, people who return from areas of active Zika transmission who have no symptoms of infection should still abstain from sex or use safer sex practices for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization has said.1  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO recommends eight week abstinence or safer sex after return from Zika areas

To prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus, people who return from areas of active Zika transmission who have no symptoms of infection should still abstain from sex or use safer sex practices for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization has said.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
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over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
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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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Delaying Rio Games Would Give 'False Security' on Zika

Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a 'false' sense of security because travelers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, a senior World Health Organization official said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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U.S. Health Official Says Zika Not a Reason to Cancel Olympics

The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, a leading U.S. health official said on Thursday.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results | 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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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV - BBC News

At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

WHO Public Health Advice Regarding the Olympics and Zika virus  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Zika crisis: WHO seeks to allay fears over Rio Olympics - BBC News

The World Health Organization plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Zika: Experts call for Rio Olympic Games move over virus - BBC News

The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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How to Advise a Pregnant Patient Who Tests Positive for Zika

A medical ethicist offers more tips for doctors to share with patients to protect them from the Zika virus this summer, as well as what to say to those who are pregnant and become infected.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared' - BBC News

Africa braces for Zika virus  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago