Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome
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  September 18, 2017  
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 Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndromeResearch finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome
 
Although one of the most serious consequences of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in infants is microcephaly, there is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic, including macular scarring, retinal defects, low visual acuity, strabismus, and nystagmus.
 
 
 Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogensScientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens
 
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world.
 
   Bacteria in aquatic environment can modulate the ability of adult mosquitoes to transmit human pathogensBacteria in aquatic environment can modulate the ability of adult mosquitoes to transmit human pathogens
 
Mosquitoes are holometabolous insects (i.e. organisms that go through a complete metamorphosis). As such, they occupy two main habitats during their life cycle.
 
 UF professor suggests steps for controlling mosquitoes after hurricane
 
UF professor suggests steps for controlling mosquitoes after hurricaneHurricane Irma left a lot of standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. So, a University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn't become a haven for mosquitoes.
 
 
 Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks
 
Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaksIn the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitos that transmit malaria. The tropical disease can bring on high fever, headaches, and chills and is particularly severe for children and the elderly and can cause complications for pregnant women.