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Why viruses like Herpes and Zika will need to be reclassified

New findings reveal many different structural models of viruses like Herpes and Zika, which can eventually lead to developing more targeted antiviral vaccines. The research...
Rolling out the early warning system for dengue fever symptoms

Rolling out the early warning system for dengue fever symptoms

Earth Observation-based early warning system is rolling out from Vietnam to six more South-East Asian countries – could this help spot dengue fever symptoms? HR...
Could dengue mosquito be the biggest threat to spreading Zika virus in Queensland?

Could dengue mosquito be the biggest threat to spreading Zika virus in Queensland?

Researchers at QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have discovered that dengue mosquito fever poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus...
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Can dengue virus immunity protect children from Zika symptoms?

Because Zika and dengue viruses are closely related, is it possible that pre-existing dengue virus immunity could also impact the exposure to Zika symptoms...
Birth control methods for mosquito's – combating infectious diseases

Birth control methods for mosquitoes – combatting infectious diseases

University of Arizona, USA, have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching - could such birth control methods be developed into drugs for...
Where will the next form of flavivirus infection come from?

Where will the next form of flavivirus infection come from?

After collecting and comparing data with every known mammal and bird species on Earth, scientists have identified species most likely to host different forms...
Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Undetected Zika A infections could be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths

Symptomless Zika A infections may be a contributing factor to miscarriages and stillbirths, new research on nonhuman primates (NHPs) suggests. In a collaborative study between...
Existing antiviral drugs have new uses against multiple viruses

Existing antiviral drugs have new uses against multiple viruses

A test of 55 antiviral drugs by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has found seven compounds that show new effects against...
Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Researchers from New York University (NYU), US, are developing a test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus...
UK scientists to subdue global spread of new diseases

UK scientists to subdue global spread of new diseases

A new research hub has been set up in the UK to improve vaccine coverage across the globe, helping eradicate severe outbreaks of diseases...

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