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Zika Virus

CDC updates Zika testing and management guidelinesPediatricians need to stay committed to following those infants with possible exposure to Zika to understand the effects of Zika infection and ensure appropriate care and services.
Study: Clinical trials indicate positive results for Zika vaccineThree Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine have shown it to be safe and well tolerated, according to a recent study. Plus: Another study has found an association between postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, and elevated risk of diabetes.
Have we dodged another Zika bullet?Now with mosquito season past in most parts of North America, it seems we can be confident the predicted spread will not come to pass—at least in this year.
CDC issues interim guidance on congenital Zika infectionNew interim guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for standard screening and monitoring of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection plus hearing screening and specific testing and evaluation in three clinical scenarios. Plus: Are at-risk women commonly tested for rectal gonorrhea, chlamydia? Also: According to a study, ovarian cancer may originate in fallopian tubes.
New ‘dipstick’ test for Zika, dengueA fast and cost-effective new dipstick test for Zika virus can distinguish between it and dengue viruses without cross-reactivity, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine. Also, results of a new randomized controlled trial—the largest of its kind to date—suggest that text messaging may help some pregnant women quit smoking.
First Zika test for blood donations wins nod from FDA
CDC Pregnancy Registry documents Zika in pregnancy, infants
Zika, HIV coinfection in pregnancy
Zika virus updatesThe CDC sets up a registry to document the disease in pregnancy and infants. Plus: A look at Zika, HIV infection. Also, Zika care standards updated.
5 things you need to know about Zika
5 things you need to know about ZikaSummer is mosquito season, and in recent years that has meant concern about Zika.

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