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Zika money ‘essentially all spent’ – US doctors

aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

The United States and its territories have recorded more than 19,600 Zika infections, and Florida is seeing a rise in locally transmitted cases of the virus

MIAMI, USA (Sept. 13, 2016) — Money to fight the spread of Zika virus in the United States is “essentially all spent,” top US doctors said Tuesday, September 13, urging Congress to come to agreement on new funding measures.  Continue reading Zika money ‘essentially all spent’ – US doctors

Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study

rhesus macaque monkey
ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

While the animal never developed symptoms, the brain of its fetus stopped growing – the first time this was observed in a lab animal, researchers write in the journal Nature Medicine

PARIS, France (Sept. 12, 2016) — Scientists said on Monday, September 12, they had found a suitable animal model for testing new Zika drugs — a monkey whose offspring suffers brain damage similar to human foetuses exposed to the virus.  Continue reading Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study