Explore the 5th Zika Cross-Consortia Newsletter!

May 28, 2019 - The 5th Cross-Consortia Newsletter features the latest advances and publications by the three Zika consortia. You will also learn about the launch of the European Clinical Research Alliance on Infectious Diseases (ECRAID), a new Zika vaccine ... Read more

Practical and Theoretical Course on Arbovirus Diagnostics

March 27, 2019 - Scientists and technicians working on arbovirus projects in Brazil and across Latin America are meeting for a five-day training workshop organized by the Mérieux Foundation (ZikaPLAN) and Fundacao Faculdade de Medicina (ZIKAlliance) on March 25-29, 2019. Read more

Featured Publication

Access to healthcare for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome in Brazil: perspectives of mothers and health professionals

Maria S V Albuquerque et al. – Health Policy and Planning, August 1, 2019

This article analyses access to healthcare services and activities from the perspective of mothers of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome and professionals from the Public Healthcare Network in the states of Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, in the aftermath of the ZIKV epidemic.

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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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