Health officials increase prevention efforts to address serious threats of Zika virus
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  April 13, 2017  
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 Health officials increase prevention efforts to address serious threats of Zika virusHealth officials increase prevention efforts to address serious threats of Zika virus
 
State and territorial health officials are redoubling prevention efforts to address the serious public health threats associated with Zika virus and to protect the health of mothers and babies.
 
 
 Scientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virusScientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virus
 
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infectious disease linked to certain birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States.
 
   International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemicInternational research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic
 
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks.
 
 Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016
 
Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016The new Vital Signs report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has reported that of 250 pregnant women confirmed with Zika infection in 2016, approximately 1 in 10 of them had a fetus or infant with virus-related birth defects. Thisreport is the first of its kind, to present an analysis from a sample of US women with a definite case of Zika infection during pregnancy.
 
 
 Programmed proteins could lead to inexpensive malaria vaccine
 
Programmed proteins could lead to inexpensive malaria vaccineDespite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year - most of them children in tropical regions.