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Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes

by Yanouk Epelboin, Stanislas Talaga, Loïc Epelboin, Isabelle Dusfour Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) that recently caused outbreaks in the Americas. Over the past 60 years, this virus has been observed circulating among African, Asian, and Pacific Island populations, but little attention has been paid by the scientific community until the discovery that large-scale urban ZIKV outbreaks were associated with neurological complications such as microcephaly and several other neurological malformations in fetuses and newborns.

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Differential Neurovirulence of African and Asian Genotype Zika Virus Isolates in Outbred…

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Scaling Up of an Innovative Intervention to Reduce Risk of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika…

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How does competition among wild type mosquitoes influences the performance of <i>Aedes…

by Suellen de Oliveira, Daniel Antunes Maciel Villela, Fernando Braga Stehling Dias, Luciano Andrade Moreira, Rafael Maciel de Freitas Background Wolbachia has been deployed in several countries to reduce transmission of dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses. During releases, Wolbachia-infected females are likely to lay their eggs in local available breeding sites, which might already be colonized by local Aedes sp. mosquitoes.

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Host outdoor exposure variability affects the transmission and spread of Zika virus: Insights…

by Marco Ajelli, Imelda K. Moise, Tricia Caroline S. G.

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Implementation of a study to examine the persistence of Ebola virus in the body fluids of Ebola…

by Gibrilla Fadlu Deen, Suzanna L. R. McDonald, Jaclyn E

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Multiple introductions of the dengue vector, <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, into California

by Evlyn Pless, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Benjamin R. Evans, Vicki Kramer, Bethany G. Bolling, Walter J

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The Use of Xenosurveillance to Detect Human Bacteria, Parasites, and Viruses in Mosquito…

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Stratifying the potential local transmission of Zika in municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia

Objective To stratify and understand the potential transmission processes of Zika virus in Colombia, in order to effectively address the efforts on surveillance and disease control.

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American Zika in 2016 and 2017: The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll

As North America heads into summer, Peter Hotez, co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discusses the risk for Zika outbreaks and hopes Mr. Hyde doesn’t rear his ugly head. In 1886 Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson published

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Flavivirus and Filovirus EvoPrinters: New alignment tools for the comparative analysis of viral…

by Thomas Brody, Amarendra S. Yavatkar, Dong Sun Park, Alexander Kuzin, Jermaine Ross, Ward F.

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Survey found pregnant women in Puerto Rico concerned about spread of Zika, took some, but not…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingBy August 2016 the connection between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and severe debilitating neurological birth defects among infants had been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention four months earlier, and experts had termed the spread of the virus in Puerto Rico “explosive.” The needs to confront the virus effectively on […](Read more…)

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American Aedes vexans Mosquitoes are Competent Vectors of Zika Virus

Abstract Starting in 2013–2014, the Americas have experienced a massive outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) which has now reached at least 49 countries.

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Expanded global gag rule restricting services to women will affect about $8.8 billion in U.S….

Categories: Transition 2017With a new policy titled “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,” the United States will restrict its international support for a broad array of medical services and disease responses that include HIV prevention and treatment, maternal and child health interventions, malaria care and control, Zika monitoring, surveillance, diagnosis, and more, the Department of State announced […](Read more…)

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