Topic: "Infectious Disease"

December 12, 2016 2 min to read

Labs made advances in Zika research

Category : Top headlines of 2016

Although funding to fight the virus was stymied, scientists hit milestones Sarah Everts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—their larvae shown here—have been named the culprit in transmitting Zika.Credit: Oscar Rivera/EPA/Newscom In January, the Pan American Health Organization announced an alarming rise in cases of microcephaly and...

December 1, 2016 1 min to read

Zika response in full gear

Category : Pharma year in review

Efforts to combat the outbreak yielded diagnostics and first vaccine trials Lisa M. Jarvis As travel advisories for pregnant women multiplied, combating the Zika virus was a top priority this year for both government agencies and the drug industry. “This is the most complicated emergency the CDC has ever handled,” Anne Schuchat,...