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Annual ZIKAction Consortium Meeting to take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador

On 8-9 November the annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Around 40 researchers, health professionals and project managers from partner organizations are planning to participate in the meeting which aims at overviewing the ongoing project studies, their outcomes and setting goals for the upcoming year.

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Better Research for Better Health: University of Oxford and Fiocruz partner to improve health research and capacity development globally

We are pleased to bring you the news that ZIKAction partners Fiocruz (Brazil) and University of Oxford (UK) have established a new strategic partnership which will amplify the impact of Fiocruz’s health research and capacity development initiatives by promoting research capacity building across Portuguese-speaking countries, and enabling research findings from the Zika outbreak to benefit public health worldwide.

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University of Florida leading ZIKA research in Haiti

Four years after the first whistle blow of microcephaly associated with Zika virus infections and science is still scratching its metaphoric head trying to figure out how zika virus works. Though reports of outbreaks have receded since the epidemic of the Americas in 2014-2016, the threat it poses on pregnant women -being an endemic virus- remains severely high.

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Sheep as a Model of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection

Translatable animal infection models ZIKV infection that recapitulate human disease can assist in unraveling the unique effects of ZIKV on the human reproductive tract and the developing fetus. Mice have been used as one of the most accessible models of ZIKV

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