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Zika Virus

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
Zika, HIV coinfection in pregnancy
CDC Pregnancy Registry documents Zika in pregnancy, infants
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.
Granting Exclusive License for Zika Vaccine Is Causing ConcernThe U.S. Army wants to grant an exclusive license for a Zika vaccine, but there are worries that exclusivity would lead to a high price.
CDC issues advisory on Zika testingThe latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.
Managing treatment options for atopic keratoconjunctivitisEye or eyelid involvement in atopic dermatitis is relatively uncommon. However, the frequency and severity of corneal complications may accompany atopic keratoconjunctivitis and lead to vision loss. In all but the mildest cases of AKC, treatment typically consists of corticosteroids; calcineurin inhibitors may be added in more severe cases.
Risk review supports safety of corneal crosslinkingSevere complications are rare (< 1%) after corneal crosslinking for progressive keratoconus. Some are preventable, some are manageable, but some may lead to a need for corneal transplantation

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