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A cross-sectional analysis of Zika virus infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic non-pregnant travellers: Experience of a European reference center during the outbreak in the Americas

Dr. Ralph Huits et al - Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, September 12, 2018

Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is of concern to travellers because of potential sexual transmission and adverse pregnancy outcomes. In this article, the authors describe their experience in diagnosing ZIKV in travellers returning from endemic territories.

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Research Focus

NEURO-ZIKA: Neurological Manifestations of Zika

Defining the spectrum of neurological diseases associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, in both the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) of adults and children.

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WEAR: Wearable Aedes Repellent Technologies

To protect pregnant women, novel, wash-in detergent formulations and long-lasting plastic technologies containing repellents for the treatment of clothing and other wearable repellent technologies are being developed using new microencapsulation techniques.

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Investigating Vaccines in Antibody Dependent Enhancement

Identifying the major T-cell epitopes and cross reactive B-cell epitopes on ZIKV and assessing the role of flavivirus antibodies in protective and pathogenic immunity following ZIKV through antibody dependent enhancement (ADE).

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