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Stories with subject: Virology
  • Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-13-16 1:05 pm

    SAO PAULO - More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.

  • UW-Madison researchers to study Zika virus in monkeys 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:09 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plan to use monkeys to study the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

  • Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine.

  • Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am

    FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.

  • Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:46 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.

  • Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.

  • Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?

  • Montana lab to focus on Zika virus research 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:19 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - The Zika virus recently captured worldwide attention, but a Montana lab has been studying the virus since it began spreading in Brazil last November.

  • French Caribbean facing Zika epidemic, taking extra measures story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 8:50 am

    PARIS - Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending extra hospital equipment and preparing extra medical staff to combat it, the health minister said Wednesday.

  • Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zika vaccine story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 9:07 am

    PARIS - Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas.

  • Discovered in Uganda, Zika there not considered a threat 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 7:37 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan researchers say the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not considered a threat in the African country where it was first discovered in a monkey in 1947.

  • Research begins into possibility of a vaccine for Zika virus story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.

  • Researchers say drones help detect potato diseases 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 1:28 pm

    POCATELLO, Idaho - Researchers in Idaho have found a way to use drones to detect diseased potato plants.

  • Brazil to fund development of vaccine for Zika virus 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 11:23 am

    SAO PAULO - The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against a virus linked to brain damage in babies.

  • Florida student attends Nobel Prize event in Stockholm 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 5:22 pm

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A university student and graduate of Episcopal School of Jacksonville was one of only 26 young people from 19 countries chosen to attend Nobel Prize Week in Stockholm.

  • Florida student attends Nobel Prize event in Stockholm 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 12:34 pm

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A university student and graduate of Episcopal School of Jacksonville was one of only 26 young people from 19 countries chosen to attend Nobel Prize Week in Stockholm.

  • Rio de Janeiro Olympics facing deep cuts unseen in decades story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Cuts, cuts and more cuts.