Erratum: “Zika in the United States: How Are We Preparing?”

About This Article open Citation: Schmidt CW. 2016. Erratum: “Zika in the United States: How Are We Preparing?” Environ Health Perspect 124:A198; Final Publication: 1 November 2016   PDF Version (54 KB) Related EHP Article Zika in the United States: How Are We Preparing? Charles W. Schmidt Environ Health Perspect 124(9):A157–A165 (2016), In the following sentence, the 147 cases of microcephaly reported in Brazil in 2014 were incorrectly characterized as being about 10 times higher than the average baseline rate seen in other countries: “Brazil recorded 147 cases of microcephaly in 2014, or around 0.5 cases for every 10,000 births, although some experts say that’s an underreported figure since the average baseline rate is about 10 times higher than that seen in other countries.” The correct information should have read “…since the average baseline rate seen in other countries is about 10 times higher than that.” EHP regrets the error.
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Perspectives Erratum November 2016 Source Type: research

Related Links:

(Bar-Ilan University) The time it currently takes to diagnose coronavirus poses one of the greatest challenges in treating infected patients and increases the risk of exposure. Using a new technology developed by Dr. Amos Danielli, of Bar-Ilan University, saliva tests can be analyzed within 15 minutes. The technology has already been proven to reduce the diagnostic time of Zika virus and is currently being used in the Israel Ministry of Health's central virology laboratory.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
ebi R, Costa ACD Abstract Aedes aegypti is associated with epidemic diseases in Brazil, such as urban yellow fever, dengue, and more recently, chikungunya and Zika viruses infections. More information about Ae. aegypti infestation is fundamental to virological surveillance in order to ensure the effectiveness of control measures in use. Thus, the present study aims to identify and compare infestation and infectivity of Ae. aegypti females in Macapa city, Amapa State (Amazon region), Brazil, between the epidemiological weeks 2017/02 and 2018/20. A total number of 303 Ae. aegypti females were collected at 21 fixed c...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
Future Virology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Future Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions/SignificanceBoth SISA and SISAL were able to predict arbovirus hospitalization with a high degree of accuracy in our dataset. These algorithms will need to be tested and validated on new data from future patients. Machine learning is a powerful prediction tool and provides an excellent option for new management tools and clinical assessment of arboviral infection.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
During pregnancy, the organization of complex tolerance mechanisms occurs to assure non-rejection of the semiallogeneic fetus. Pregnancy is a period of vulnerability to some viral infections, mainly during the first and second trimesters, that may cause congenital damage to the fetus. Recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has gained great notoriety due to the occurrence of congenital ZIKV syndrome, characterized by fetal microcephaly, which results from the ability of ZIKV to infect placental cells and neural precursors in the fetus. Importantly, in addition to the congenital effects, studies have shown that perinatal ZIKV...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
During host–virus co-evolution, cells develop innate immune systems to inhibit virus invasion, while viruses employ strategies to suppress immune responses and maintain infection. Here, we reveal that Zika virus (ZIKV), a re-emerging arbovirus causing public concerns and devastating complications, restricts host immune responses through a distinct mechanism. ZIKV nonstructural protein 5 (NS5) interacts with the host retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I), an essential signaling molecule for defending pathogen infections. NS5 subsequently represses K63-linked polyubiquitination of RIG-I, attenuates the phosphorylation...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to analyze the national press coverage of abortion in cases of Zika infection and examine whether it reinforced discourses already associated with the practice or broadened and qualified the discussion of the subject. It is a qualitative study based on the analysis of 43 news stories on Zika/microcephaly/abortion published in the newspapers O Globo and Folha de S.Paulo between November 2015 and December 2016. Based on concepts from Journalism and Discourse Analysis, we identified the sources present in the coverage and analyzed the arguments they used in order to justify their positions, in ...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
aviz-Aguilar Román Vidaltamayo The expansion of the habitat of mosquitoes belonging to the Aedes genus puts nearly half of the world’s population at risk of contracting dengue fever, and a significant fraction will develop its serious hemorrhagic complication, which can be fatal if not diagnosed properly and treated in a timely fashion. Although several diagnostic methods have been approved for dengue diagnostics, their applicability is limited in rural areas of developing countries by sample preparation costs and methodological requirements, as well as cross-reactivity among the different serotypes ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Biotechnology ReportsAuthor(s): Julieta S. Roldán, Alejandro Cassola, Daniela S. CastilloAbstractSensitive, accurate and cost-effective diagnostic tests are urgently needed to detect Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Nonstructural 1 (NS1) glycoprotein is an excellent diagnostic marker since it is released in a hexameric conformation from infected cells into the patient's bloodstream early in the course of the infection. We established a stable rZNS1-His-expression system in HEK293 cells through lentiviral transduction. A novel optimization approach to enhance rZN...
Source: Biotechnology Reports - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Zika virus (ZIKV) is highly neurotropic after crossing the placenta, inducing teratogenic effects that result in delayed development and microcephaly in infants. The available evidence for vertical transmission of this infection is based on placental studies showing alterations in trophoblastic tissue. However, complete characterization of ZIKV-infected placenta and involved pathways has yet to be fully clarified. This case report of placental ZIKV infection describes morphologic and molecular changes in the placenta. Hyperplasia of placental Hofbauer cells in chorionic villi and numerous histiocyte-like cells in the decid...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology of the Corpus: Case Reports Source Type: research
More News: Zika Virus