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Zika Virus

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.
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.