PRESS COVERAGE OF THE CONFERENCE
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Pedro Fernando de Costa Vasconcelos, MD, PhD, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Research, Evandro Chagas Institute, takes a closer look at the Zika virus in Brazil
Robert W. Malone, MD, MS, discusses repurposing licensed drugs to serve as both therapy and prophylaxis for Zika. Contagion® sat down with Dr. Malone to discuss his research.
Adriano Schneider, MS, PhD Candidate, Bioenformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte, maps the evolution of the Zika virus.
Carmen Zorrilla, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, provides session attendees with some insight into the Zika epidemic in Puerto Rico.
Carmen D. Zorrilla, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, shares her research which aimed to evaluate the growth patterns of fetuses whose mothers acquired Zika virus during pregnancy
Lenore Pereira, PhD, professor of Cell and Tissue Biology at the University of California, San Francisco, highlights her research, which is dedicated to answering the question of how the Zika virus is able to spread from maternal blood to the placenta to reach the fetus.
Viviane S. Boaventura, MD, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, presented her research on auditory impairment developing as a result of Congenital Zika Syndrome.
Samuel Bogoch, MD, PhD, professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, chairman at Replikins LLC, Foundation for Research on the Nervous System, explains how Replikins, a class of peptide sequences, can be used to give advanced warning of outbreaks and their cessation.
Alice Panchaud, PharmD, PhD, clinical pharmacist and pharmacoepidemiologist at CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, presents research calling for the centralization of data through the use of an international registry at the First International Zika Conference.
Carmen D. Zorrilla, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in San Juan, PR and her colleagues sought to determine the stress, anxiety, and depression levels in pregnant women in PR who were either infected with the Zika virus or at-risk of becoming infected.
Marta G. Cavalcanti, MD, PhD, Infectious Disease Clinic, Hospital Celmentino Fraga Filho, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, presents her team’s findings regarding Zika virus mono-infection, Chikungunya mono-infection, and Zika and Chikungunya co-infection.
Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, DTM&H, MIH, FAMS, FACTM, professor of infectious diseases, Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore, discusses the evolution of the Zika outbreak to a full house at the First International Zika Conference in Washington, DC.
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Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, examines the effectiveness of personal protection against Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya viruses
Carmen Zorrilla, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, discusses the social stigma surrounding Zika- and HIV- positive women
David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, clinical professor of pathology at Medical College of Georgia, explains how the Zika virus pandemic has brought about a new form of research sharing.
Lenore Pereira, PhD, professor of Cell and Tissue Biology at University of California, San Francisco, discusses how Zika crosses the Placenta.
Matthew Aliota, PhD, research scientist at the University of Wisconsin explains how researchers came to discover that Wolbachia block viral transmission.
Viviane Boaventura, MD, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, discusses her research regarding impaired hearing function due to congenital Zika syndrome.
Alice Panchaud, PharmD, PhD, clinical pharmacist and pharmacoepidemiologist, CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, explains how data sharing may be used to answer important questions regarding congenital Zika syndrome.
Marta G. Cavalcanti, MD, PhD, physician at Infectious Diseases Clinic, Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, UFRJ, Brazil, discusses how the period of RNA shedding correlates with the severity of complications associated with mono- or coinfection in Zika patients.