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Topic result for zika

Experimental vaccine shows potential against Zika virus

New York: An experimental single dose vaccine against the Zika virus has proven to be powerful in mice, new research has found. The vaccine employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and is most serious for pregnant women and their foetuses. The vaccine, carrying genes for two or […]

BEWARE! Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

New York: The damage caused by the Zika virus could go undetected in pregnancy and may later lead to learning disorders, psychiatric illnesses and dementia in babies, researchers including one of Indian-origin has found. The findings, appearing in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that a foetus that gets infected with the Zika virus may develop […]

Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects

Washington: Relatives of the Zika virus, especially West Nile, can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the US journal Science Translational Medicine, suggested that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause birth defects, such as […]

Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue
Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue

New Delhi: Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study. “Climate change presents complex and wide-reaching threats to human health,” said lead author of the study Cecilia Sorensen from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the […]

Rajasthan records 162 deaths due to swine flu this year

Jaipur: Rajasthan recorded 162 deaths, highest in the country till September this year, due to swine flu, an official data said Wednesday. According to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a total of 1,652 cases of swine flu surfaced in Rajasthan till September 30. A total of 4,484 swine flu cases were recorded in the […]

Zika Virus
1billion people could be exposed to dengue, Zika by 2080

New York: Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that examined temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide. The study found that with the rise in temperature, dengue is expected to have a year-round transmission in the tropics and […]

Malnutrition Linked To Increased Risk Of Zika Birth Defects

New York: Researchers have found that a rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) is linked to poor diet among the infants’ mothers. Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) refers to a collection of developmental malformations associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection. This syndrome includes devastating conditions that have a huge impact on the rest […]