UNC Health Care

Category: Zika

July 10, 2017

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, n...

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

Babies, Children, Contagions, Fertility, Pregnancy, Research, Vaccines, Zika

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Aravinda de Silva

April 18, 2017

De Silva lab awarded $3 million federal contract to develop Zika test

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are working to develop a test for the Zika virus that they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

Awards, Contagions, Zika

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UNC Chapel

December 1, 2016

UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Three of the more than 10 groups of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine served as panelists during Tuesday night’s ‘Unraveling Zika’ expert panel and community conversation.

Contagions, Zika

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Ralph Baric

July 27, 2016

Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika ...

A new research study from University of North Carolina researchers shows that individuals who have been previously infected with a flavivirus – specifically dengue and Zika viruses – could have antibodies that protect against Zika.

Contagions, Research, Zika

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Aravinda de Silva, PhD

July 5, 2016

UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response

The Zika virus isn’t unprecedented, epidemiologically speaking. What is unprecedented, however, is its associated birth defects, including microcephaly, as well as the fact that it can be sexually transmitted.

Contagions, Zika

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UNC Chapel

June 22, 2016

Chancellor to hold Zika awareness event for UNC campus community

UNC School of Medicine researcher and public health officials to discuss Zika research and prevention at upcoming event for students, faculty and staff at campus event.

Contagions, Research, Zika

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January 29, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Though experts currently predict that the virus poses a small risk to people in the United States, it’s important to learn more about this mosquito-borne virus. [Read more...]

Medical Tips, Zika

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