ZikaPLAN partner, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, co-authors groundbreaking study

June 23, 2017

his groundbreaking study "Zika virus pathogenesis in rhesus macaques is unaffected by pre-existing immunity to dengue virus" was published in June 2017 in Nature Communications and is co-authored by Aravinda de Silva PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - a ZikaPLAN Partner.

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Launch of WHO Toolkit

June 21, 2017

Zika virus is associated with severe neurological complications, particularly congenital Zika virus syndrome and Guillain Barré syndrome. The associated complications have a marked impact on the people affected and their communities, including both physical and mental health.

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Zika Messaging in Brazil Presented at Zika Virus and other Mosquito-borne Viruses Conference

May 18, 2017

John Kinsman, member of the ZikaPLAN Messaging project and Associate Professor in Global Health at the Epidemiology and Global Health Unit, Umeå University gave a presentation on the “Perceptions of and reactions to Zika messages in Brazil” on day two of the conference, Zika Virus and other Mosquito-borne Viruses, Science for Preparedness and Response in the Mediterranean Region, which was held in Barcelona, May 23-24.

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The Brazilian Ministry of Health Publishes Protocol Concerning Congenital Syndrome Associated with Zika Virus Infection

May 18, 2017

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has published a protocol entitled "Procedures for monitoring changes in growth and development from pregnancy to early childhood, related to infection by Zika virus and other infectious etiologies within the operational capacity of the Health Unit System – SUS*.

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New Online Course "Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito"

March 9, 2017

Dr. James Logan, who leads the WEAR (Wearable Aedes Repellent Technologies) working group in ZikaPLAN, is teaching a new online course on Zika virus vector control.

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First International Conference on Zika Virus

February 22, 2017

A keynote lecture will be done by Annelies Wilder-Smith, ZikaPLAN Scientific Coordinator, on February 23rd about the evolution of the Zika outbreak.

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15th International Dengue Course: Challenges of Zika and Chikungunya transmission

February 16, 2017

ZikaPLAN announces the 15th edition of the Dengue International Course to be held from August 7 to 18, 2017 in Havana (Cuba).

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Workshop on New and Innovative Approaches to Laboratory Diagnosis of Zika, Dengue and other Arboviruses

January 26, 2017

The Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC) is organizing a workshop on May 2 to 4, 2017 on new technologies under development and whether they can be used to address Aedes-transmitted arboviruses. The workshop, held at Les Pensières in Annecy (France), will also look at which characteristics should be prioritized, how to meet regulatory requirements, and how to move from innovation to market.

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Zika Workshop in Brazil: A Collaborative Exchange

December 2, 2016

GloPID-R members hosted a workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 30 – December 2, 2016 to facilitate collaboration between members on the Zika funded research projects. ZikaPLAN participated in the workshop, whose aim was to identify and establish collaboration and synergies between the research and capacity development projects in support of the Zika virus response in Latin America and the Caribbean funded by GloPID-R members worldwide.

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ZikaPLAN: 25 Research Organizations Unite to Fight Zika Virus and Build Long-term Outbreak Response Capacity in Latin America

October 25, 2016

25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe gathered in Recife for the launch of ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network).

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