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Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease and is linked to severe congenital birth defects.

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Pregnant women who are infected with the Zika virus but never display any disease symptoms may still give birth to a baby with microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected.

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Researchers say the drug appeared to reduce transmission of Zika virus from pregnant mice to their foetuses.

Six US pregnant women test positive for Zika

Six US pregnant women test positive for Zika

The women were initially tested at the Legacy Community Health, a southeast Texas network of clinics.

Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to include official numbers from the territory of Puerto Rico, which on Monday declared that its Zika epidemic had ended, based on data showing the number of new cases has fallen.

Barring three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, others tested negative: Government

Barring three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, others tested negative: Government

The health ministry said that the ongoing laboratory-based surveillance in India has so far tested 36,613 human samples and 16,571 mosquito samples for the presence of Zika virus, and apart from the three, none has tested positive.

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

Mr Singh said that out of three Zika cases, one was reported from Gopalnagar in the posh SP Stadium ward and two positive cases – both pregnant women - were reported from the Bapunagar area of the city.

Gujarat Health Minister requests for calm after Zika detection in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Health Minister requests for calm after Zika detection in Ahmedabad

He said that the Centre and the state government are fully ready to deal with any kind of epidemic, while adding that the reported cases of Zika have also been cured and no new case has cropped up.

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

The flavivirus is known to be carried by an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. Albopictus) that are also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

Zika virus a tool to combat brain tumour? Researchers to investigate possibility

The research team will use tumor cells in the lab and in mice to test the effect of the Zika virus on glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour.​

Co-infection exists – Study says zika mosquito may transmit dengue with single bite

Co-infection exists – Study says zika mosquito may transmit dengue with single bite

In the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the team infected mosquitoes in the lab with multiple kinds of viruses to learn more about the transmission of more than one infection from a single mosquito bite.

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

They said the compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika.

Brazil officially declares Zika emergency over

Brazil officially declares Zika emergency over

The Zika virus has been linked to the birth of babies with abnormally small heads. 

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Scientists say the discovery of an antibody in the blood of infected people may lead to a new vaccine against the disease.

 

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Rapid and promising progress has been made towards Zika vaccines, but they have been made either from an inactivated version of the Zika virus or subunits of the virus.

New Zika virus find opens route for new vaccines, treatments

New Zika virus find opens route for new vaccines, treatments

The research reveals a high-resolution view of the Zika viral life cycle within infected cells and shows dramatic changes in the cell`s architecture throughout the infection process.

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

A team of researchers have cracked the full structure of a key protein in Zika virus (ZIKV) which may help to understand how the deadly virus replicates itself as well as to potential treatments.