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    Default What Happened To Zika?

    Amanda Grennell
    July 6 2018

    Last week, biologists reported the most detailed structure of the Zika virus to date, a finding that could help the effort to develop vaccines or anti-viral medicines. And Monday, a nationwide group of researchers reported in Nature Medicine that Zika causes miscarriages and stillbirths in a quarter of pregnancies in non-human primates.
    The urgency to fight Zika reached a fever pitch two summers ago when a massive outbreak struck South and Central America and the Caribbean causing more than half a million suspected cases and more than 3,700 congenital birth defects

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    Default Re: What Happened To Zika?

    Zika still is being discussed around here, along with Dengue and Chikungunya, although nobody I know has had any of these so far this year.

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    Default Re: What Happened To Zika?

    They seem to come and go in waves or cycles. Maybe because they're contagious? As climate change continues, I expect more and more ancient viruses, or those formerly confined to much warmer climates, will become increasingly common here in the lower 48.
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