Tapeworm drug stops Zika from replicating in lab: study
Aug30

Tapeworm drug stops Zika from replicating in lab: study

A common drug used to kill tapeworm prevented the Zika virus from replicating in lab experiments, scientists said Monday. The medicine, Nicolsamide, was previously shown to be safe for pregnant women, which may boost its rapid deployment to treat Zika infection, they reported in the journal Nature Medicine. “The findings should significantly advance current Zika virus research and have an immediate effect on the development of...

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33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says
Aug03

33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says

More than 30 active-duty American service members — including a pregnant woman — have contracted the Zika virus in countries where the disease has been identified, Pentagon officials said on Wednesday. Maj. Ben Sakrisson, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Defense Department has been tracking the Zika virus in men and women serving abroad since January, and that the number reached 33 this month. Pentagon officials did not name the...

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Is Russia at Risk of Zika Virus Spread?
May30

Is Russia at Risk of Zika Virus Spread?

Zeina Nasser “Russia-Now”   The circulating news about the risk of Zika virus spread in Russia is still on, especially with many participants coming from all over the world to the Rio Olympics. So is Russia at risk of Zika Virus Spread? On Saturday, the head of the Russian consumer rights watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor) and Russia’s chief epidemiologist, Anna Popova, told Interfax that “there are no major risks...

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