SCIENCE DAILY The urgent threat from Zika virus, which dominated headlines in early 2016, has passed. But research into how Zika and other mosquito-borne infections spread and cause epidemics is still very active. Researchers now report new details of how Zika emerged from Brazil and spread throughout Mexico and Central America, with evidence that some locations had more than one outbreak. 4 weeks
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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What does the future hold for the children of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil?
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Waste-disposal system of cell appears to play key role in spread of Alzheimer's disease
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[Research Articles] Acute and chronic neurological consequences of early-life Zika virus infection in mice
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Study: Populations of widely spread tree species respond differently to climate change
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Primates in peril
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[Research Articles] A live vaccine rapidly protects against cholera in an infant rabbit model
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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