Zika around the world: Where do we stand?

Zika continues its march around the world.
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Abstract Mental disorders (MD) are commonly comorbid with cardiovascular, metabolic, and some infectious diseases. Since the current SARS-CoV-2 epidemic is affecting the most multimorbid individuals, we might expect that the epidemic will be particularly problematic for people with MD. Understanding the burden of an outbreak on mental health is fundamental to effective action towards containing the spread of the disease, as psychopathology might reduce endurance during the lockdown. This can potentially reduce adhesion to ongoing treatment resulting in avoidable recurrence of a disorder. Additionally, there is the stress c...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the serological footprint of the incoming epidemic in a student community and to characterize the memory functional cell response during post convalescence. In a cross-sectional study, Zika-specific IgG using LIA immunoassay was found in 328 university students (CI=95%), while in the second phase, the functional cellular memory response for IFN-γ and IL-2 was quantified using post-stimulus ELISpot with inactivated virus, starting with individuals seropositive for Zika and control individuals (seropositive only for Dengue and seronegative for Zika-Dengue). Depending on the antigen used, me...
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - Category: Science Authors: Tags: An Acad Bras Cienc Source Type: research
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) In a new study, published June 5, 2020, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that antibodies against JEV are 'cross-reactive' and can also recognize Zika virus. Unfortunately, these antibodies can actually make Zika cases more severe. The research, conducted in mice, is the first to show that T cells can counteract this dangerous phenomenon.
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CONCLUSION: The experiences are unique and exceptional, conforming the social representation of the mothers as a group, the "mothers of micro", an aspect that differs from other experiences. PMID: 32491147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
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Source: Health Communication - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Gorry C Abstract Meningitis, neuropathy, HIV, dengue-since the 1960s, Cuba has faced its share of epidemics. More recently, Cuban health pro-fessionals tackled domestic outbreaks of H1N1 (2009) and Zika (2016), and worked alongside colleagues from around the world to stem Ebola in West Africa; all three were categorized by WHO as public health emergencies of international concern. In December 2019, China reported its fi rst cluster of pneumo-nia cases, later identifi ed as the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. In January 2020, Cuban authorities convened a multi-sector working group coordinated by the Min...
Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Ana Márcia Menezes de Oliveira, Elisama Gomes Magalhães de Melo, Mário Luis Tavares Mendes, Sheila Jaqueline Gomes dos Santos Oliveira, Carolina Santos Souza Tavares, Andreia Centenaro Vaez, Sara Juliana Abreu de Vasconcelos, Hudson P. Santos, Victor Santana Santos, Paulo Ricardo Saquete Martins-Filho
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Nazira El-Hage Here, we used a mouse model with defective autophagy to further decipher the role of autophagy in the infection and disease of Zika virus (ZIKV)-R103451. Hemizygous (Becn1+/−) and wild-type (Becn1+/+) pregnant mice were transiently immunocompromised using the anti-interferon alpha/beta receptor subunit 1 monoclonal antibody (MAR1-5A3). Despite a low mortality rate among the infected dams, 25% of Becn1+/− offspring were smaller in size and had smaller, underdeveloped brains. This phenotype became apparent after 2-to 3-weeks post-birth. Furthermore, the smaller-sized pups showed a de...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study reveals that P-MAPA seems to be a satisfactory alternative to inhibits the effects of Zika virus infection in mammalian cells. PMID: 32484769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
Elevated levels of a neurotoxin in northeastern Brazil's drinking water and a high incidence of microcephaly in the region led scientists to look for a link, and they found one.
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