Validating linkage of multiple population-based administrative databases in Brazil
Enny S. Paixão et al. – PLOS ONE, March 28, 2019
In the article, the authors aimed to validate the linkage strategy they used in Paixao et al 2017 to create a cohort study on the effects of dengue on maternal and birth outcomes. The outcome of these series of studies will enable physicians to properly conduct a risk assessment in pregnant patients and policy-makers to use this information to include women with dengue in pregnancy in an “at risk” population.
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.
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.
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).