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    Persistent Zika Virus Detection in Semen in a Traveler Returning the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016

    by Gaskell KM, Houlihan C, Nastouli E, Checkly AM.

    This case study of a male patient presenting in the UK with symptomatic Zika virus infection after travelling to Brazil found that the virus persisted in semen for 92 dyas., supporting recommendations for 6 months of barrier contraceptive use after symptomatic Zika virus infection.

    Published in: Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jan.

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    Coinfection with Zika and Dengue-2 Viruses in a Traveler Returning from Haiti, 2016: Clinical Presentation and Genetic Analysis.

    by Iovine NM, Lednicky J, Cherabuddi K, Crooke H, White SK, Loeb JC, Cella E, Ciccozzi M, Salemi M, Morris JG Jr.

    This case study provides details on the clinical presentation and genetic analysis of a student diagnosed with Zika and Dengue-2 virus co-infection in the United States after travel to Haiti.

    Published in:Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 64, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 72–75.

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    Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Barcelona, Spain

    by Bocanegra C, Sulleiro E, Soriano-Arandes A, Pou D, Suy A, Llurba E, Rodo C, Espasa M, Campins M, Martin A, Rodrigo C, Vazquez A, De Ory F, Sanchez-Seco MP, Pumarola T, Carreras E, Molina I.

    This case series of two pregnant women infected with the Zika virus in Barcelona, Spain and provides an algorithm for diagnosing pregnant women with suspected ZIKV infection in non-endemic areas.

    Published in: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jul;22(7):648-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.03.025. Epub 2016 Apr 6.

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    Data sharing: A code of conduct for data on epidemics.

    by Capua I

    This correspondence urges Brazil to speed up reforms to current biosecurity legislation, enabling sharing of vital Zika virus samples and information.

    Published in: Nature. Vol 534. England2016:326.

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    Zika Virus Outbreak in Haiti in 2014: Molecular and Clinical Data.

    by Kednicky J, Beau De Rochars VM, El Badry M, Loeb J, Telisma T, Chavannes S, Anilis G, Cella E, Ciccozzi M, Rashid M, Okech B, Salemi M, Morris JG Jr. 

    This study on a cohort of Haitian children presenting with undifferentiated febrile illness three cases of ZIKV infection were identified in a single week, supporting the presence of an outbreak in the region.

    Published in: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(4):e0004687. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004687.

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    Zika virus and neurological disease-approaches to the unknown.

    By Solomon T, Baylis M, Brown D.

    This article comments on the origins and consequences of recent Zika virus outbreaks, highlighting the urgent need to address several key gaps in knowledge regarding this virus.

    Published in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2016;16(4):402-404.

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    Brazil’s scientists scramble to solve the Zika puzzle

    by Bispo A

    In this interview, Anna Bispo describes the history of Zika virus in Brazil, including its potential links to an increase in microcephaly cases, and describes groundbreaking work in Zika virus diagnostics and virology at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Published in: Bull World Health Organ. Vol 94. Switzerland2016:165-166

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