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LSHTM and ARCTEC launch GVH-Beta

June 22, 2020 - The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and ARCTEC have announced the launch of an early version of their Global Vector Hub (GVH), GVH-Beta. Read more

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Neurological disease in adults with Zika and chikungunya virus infection in Northeast Brazil: a prospective observational study

Maria Lúcia Brito Ferreira et al. – The Lancet Neurology, October 01, 2020

Since 2015, the arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) Zika and chikungunya have spread across the Americas causing outbreaks, accompanied by increases in immune-mediated and infectious neurological disease. The spectrum of neurological manifestations linked to these viruses, and the importance of dual infection, are not known fully. In this article, the authors aimed to investigate whether neurological presentations differed according to the infecting arbovirus, and whether patients with dual infection had a different disease spectrum or severity.

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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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