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Should older adults worry about Zika virus? Find out more about Zika symptoms and treatment, how to lower your risk, and how Zika may affect you.

The Zika virus was relatively unknown until 2015, when it made headlines due its rapid spread and its link to severe brain-related deficiencies in newborns born to mothers who contracted the virus while pregnant. Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade, the principal investigator for the new OpenZika project, discusses how she and an international team of researchers are using World Community Grid to accelerate the search for an effective anti-Zika treatment.

from Science News

Antibody protects against Zika virus in tests in mice

A new treatment for Zika relies on human antibodies and can help protect pregnant mice from the virus’s damaging effects.

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IAEA Committed to Support Brazil in Enhancing Cancer Treatment and Combatting the Zika Virus

Florida State University Researchist Potential For Zika Virus Treatment

from Washington Post

Normal head size at birth doesn’t rule out microcephaly, Zika syndrome after birth

Normal head size at birth doesn’t rule out microcephaly, Zika syndrome after birth - The Washington Post

from Gizmodo

We Finally Know What the Zika Virus Actually Looks Like

Here it is, folks—our first glimpse of that abominable virus that’s been wreaking havoc in parts of South America and the Caribbean. This near-atomic scale view of Zika’s external structure could guide scientists as they work to develop effective antiviral treatments and vaccines.

from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika and Sexual Transmission

Zika and Pregnancy. If you have a pregnant partner use condoms every time to protect her from a possible zika virus infection.

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from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika and Sexual Transmission

Zika transmission from partner to partner. It is unknown how long the virus can stay in semen.