Introduction to Special Series: Communicating About Zika

Risk Analysis, Volume 38, Issue 12, Page 2504-2506, December 2018.
Source: Risk Analysis - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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(Dartmouth College) When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds that information used to counter myths about Zika in Brazil not only failed to reduce misperceptions but also reduced the accuracy of people's other beliefs about the disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study represents the first investigation into the SAR of cinnamodial as an insecticide and antifeedant against the medically important Ae. aegypti mosquito.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Zika virus, which is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and through sexual transmission, disproportionally affects the human fetus. Guatemala experienced a surge of Zika cases beginning in 2016. We conducted a qualitative study of community perceptions of the seriousness of Zika, as well as the effectiveness, feasibility, and collective efficacy of Zika prevention actions. Free listing elicited the preventive actions salient for 68 participants comprising pregnant women, men with a pregnant partner, and women likely to become pregnant; 12 focus group discussions in a highland and a lowland town explo...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Inana F. Araújo, Hellen A. Loureiro, Victor H.S. Marinho, Fernando B. Neves, Rosângela S.F. Sarquis, Silvia M.M. Faustino, Sergio A. Yoshioka, Ricardo M.A. Ferreira, Raimundo N.P. Souto, Irlon M. FerreiraAbstractThe Aedes aegypti mosquito is a vector that causes various diseases such as chikungunya fever, dengue and Zika, and therefore constitutes a public health problem. The present study was carried out to evaluate the larvicidal activity of different crude extracts (methanolic, hydroethanolic and...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Viral particles from plasma or contaminating leukocytes, rather than purified CD34+ HSPCs or the cellular component of RBC units or PCs, present the greatest risk for transfusion-transmitted ZIKV infections. PMID: 32086956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
Un nuevo modelo a base de ratones dise ñado por científicos de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) podría ayudar a explorar la posible actividad de las vacunas y terapias contra el virus del Zika. Publicado hoy en PLoS Pathogens, es la descripción de un modelo a base d e ratones neonatos que proporciona una plataforma para, posiblemente, mejorar y agilizar los estudios que permitan entender las causas y los efectos (la patología) del virus del Zika.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: news
The detection of Zika virus (ZIKV) in immunoprivileged anatomical sites, potential sites for viral persistence, may guide the confirmation of undefined cases of ZIKV infection and also bring to light unknown pathways of viral transmission. Thus, this study aimed to characterize ZIKV infection in stratified, standardized placental samples in women with exanthematic febrile manifestations during pregnancy and compare findings to the standard investigation protocol of official health agencies. To this end, a case series of placental findings within a prospective cohort study was conducted over a period of 24 months. Serum/uri...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae comprises many medically important viruses, such as dengue virus (DENV), Zika virus (ZIKV), and yellow fever virus. The quest for therapeutic targets to combat flavivirus infections requires a better understanding of the kinetics of virus–host interactions during infections with native viral strains. However, this is precluded by limitations of current cell-based systems for monitoring flavivirus infection in living cells. In the present study, we report the construction of fluorescence-activatable sensors to detect the activities of flavivirus NS2B–NS3 serine pro...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Methods and Resources Source Type: research
TTP, a technology company based in Melbourn, UK, is developing a handheld PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic device that can rapidly detect influenza viruses, and one day other viruses, in samples of nasal mucus. The company claims that the s...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Exclusive Public Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract OBJECTIVES: to identify elements that contribute to strengthen the family system of children with Zika virus congenital syndrome according to Betty Neuman's theory. METHODS: qualitative research, carried out in the outpatient service of a public hospital in the city of Recife, Brazil, with 13 mothers, by semi-structured interviews. The IRAMUTEQ software was used for data analysis and the interpretation was carried out according to Betty Neuman's Systems Model Theory. RESULTS: the dendrogram originated five categories, which we named: Family Routine, Health Service Assistance, Changes in Lifestyl...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
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