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Herd Immunity: Keeping Zika at Bay, For Now

Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments)

In 2015 it was discovered that the Zika virus was circulating in the Western Hemisphere. It was characterized by a high burden of infection and confirmation of the virus’s capacities to cause both a devastating congenital infection syndrome and Guillain-Barré syndrome, and to persist in semen for a long time. Since then, Zika infection rates appear to have ebbed, and a new study published in mBio reveals that Zika’s extraordinary trajectory in nations like Brazil may explain its diminished ability to cause new infections.1


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