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A Closer Look at the Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil

 

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

Repurposing Licensed Drugs for Use Against the Zika Virus

 

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.

Mapping the Evolution of the Zika Virus

 

Adriano Schneider, MS, PhD Candidate, Bioenformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte, maps the evolution of the Zika virus.

Modifying Prenatal Care for Pregnant Women with Antenatal Microcephaly

 

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.

Zika Infection Late in Pregnancy May Impact Fetal Neurologic Development

 

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

Cytotrophoblasts Aid in Zika Transmission from Mother-to-Fetus

 

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.

Progressive & Delayed Hearing Loss Linked to Congenital Zika Infection

 

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.

Readiness is All: Replikins Give Advance Warning of Zika Outbreaks

 

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.

International Zika Registry to Estimate Magnitude of Risk of Congenital Zika Syndrome

 

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.

Examining Stress, Depression, and Anxiety Levels in Pregnant Women in the Time of Zika

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.

Zika Virus and Chikungunya Co-Infection May Result in Prolonged Infection

 

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.

Zika Around the World: A History

 

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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Is Personal Protection Really Effective Against Zika Infection?

 

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

Women Facing Stigma: The Parallel Between Zika and HIV

 

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

How Has the Zika Virus Pandemic Changed How Researchers Share Data?

 

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.

How Does the Zika Virus Cross the Placenta?

 

Lenore Pereira, PhD, professor of Cell and Tissue Biology at University of California, San Francisco, discusses how Zika crosses the Placenta.

Wolbachia Can Block Zika Virus Transmission

 

Matthew Aliota, PhD, research scientist at the University of Wisconsin explains how researchers came to discover that Wolbachia block viral transmission.

Congenital Zika Syndrome Results in Auditory Complications

 

Viviane Boaventura, MD, PhD, researcher, Fiocruz-Bahia, Gonçalo Moniz Institute, Brazil, discusses her research regarding impaired hearing function due to congenital Zika syndrome.

Can Data Sharing Shed Light on 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.

What Are the Implications of Prolonged Zika Virus RNA Shedding?

 

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.

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