We extend our hearty congratulations to Professor Celia Christie-Samuels, who on the National Heroes Day in Jamaica was conferred with the Jamaican national honour of Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD).
Earlier this month the third annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting took place in Brazil. On 3-5th November around 40 scientists and health professionals gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the ongoing project studies, review the progress already made and to deliberate on the challenges faced on the path towards a successful implementation of the project.
In the pathobiology of ZIKA infections, placental crossing represents one of the most critical aspects of the host-virus interaction, and yet information about the mechanisms underpinning this feature are poorly understood.
A second outbreak of the Zika infection has been reported in India last week. The state of Madhya Pradesh has now reported that 6 of its districts have been affected by the virus.
On November 3rd-5th the annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 and setting goals for the upcoming year.
On June 4th – 6th 2018 the ZIKAction team participated in the International Symposium on Zika virus held in Marseille, which provided the excellent opportunity to present the first results of the PAEDIATRIC ZIKV SPANISH COHORT (pedZIKAred). This initiative represents a significant contribution to the joint European effort to set up a preparedness platform against epidemics.
The 2nd International Conference on Zika Virus and Aedes Related Infections was held June 14-17, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. Leading internationally recognized scientists and clinicians presented work predominantly related to Zika virus that spanned cutting edge basic, clinical and diagnostic research.