Zika virus

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Research provides clues about Zika virus damage to foetal brains

June 2, 2017
Research and Development India, Zika, Zika virus

The Zika virus has been documented since 1947 and was first discovered to have infected a human in 1952. The …


Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency

May 12, 2017
Medical Communications Brazil, Vaccine, Zika, Zika virus

Brazil has declared that the national emergency over the Zika virus threat is over, after there was a 95% drop …


Abbott’s Zika virus test given FDA authorisation

February 7, 2017
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development Abbott Laboratories, Zika virus

The threat of the Zika virus, though it may have disappeared from the headlines, is still very much present. Any …


NIH launches test of investigational human Zika vaccine

August 4, 2016
Research and Development Vaccine, Zika virus

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun the clinical …

Sanofi says to co-develop Zika vaccine with US government

July 6, 2016
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Sanofi, US government, Vaccine, Zika virus, drug development, research

French drugmaker Sanofi (Euronext: SAN) said it will co-develop a Zika vaccine candidate with the US government.  No financial details …


Zika causes microcephaly and other birth defects, says CDC

April 14, 2016
Medical Communications, Research and Development CDC, Zika, Zika virus, birth defects, microcephaly

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and …


New research supports association between Zika virus and microcephaly

March 16, 2016
Medical Communications, Research and Development Lancet, Zika virus, french polynesia, microcephaly, outbreak

Using data from the 2013-14 outbreak of Zika virus in French Polynesia, new research in The Lancet has further supported …


Sanofi Pasteur launches Zika vaccine R&D

February 2, 2016
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development Sanofi Pasteur, Vaccine, Zika virus

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of French pharma giant Sanofi, says it has launched a vaccine research and development project …

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GSK and Sanofi considering developing Zika vaccine

January 26, 2016
Manufacturing and Production GSK, Sanofi, World Health Organisation, Zika virus, microcephaly

Pharma companies Sanofi and GSK are reviewing the possibility of using their respective inoculation technologies to develop a vaccine for …

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