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Data sharing in public health emergencies: a call to researchers
- Christopher Dye, Kidist Bartolomeos, Vasee Moorthy, Marie Paule Kieny
Posted: 4 February 2016


Predicting intensities of Zika infection and microcephaly using transmission intensities of other arboviruses
- Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, Henrik Salje, Justin Lessler, & Derek AT Cummings
Posted: 18 May 2016

Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids: a systematic review
- Susannah Colt, Maria N Garcia-Casal, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Julia L. Finkelstein, Pura Rayco-Solon, Zita Weise Prinzo, & Saurabh Mehta
Posted: 2 May 2016

Spatial distribution of Zika virus infection in northeastern Colombia
- Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Ubydul Haque, Jacob D Ball, Carlos Julian García-Loaiza, Maria Leonor Galindo-Marquez, Juan Alejandro Sabogal-Roman, Santiago Marin-Loaiza, Andrés Felipe Ayala, Carlos O. Lozada-Riascos, Fredi A. Diaz-Quijano & Jorge L Alvarado-Socarras
Posted: 29 April 2016

Analysis of the genetic divergence in Asian strains of ZIKA virus with reference to 2015-2016 outbreaks
- Jatin Shrinet, Aditi Agrawal, Raj K Bhatnagar & Sujatha Sunil
Posted: 22 April 2016

Clinical comparison, standardization and optimization of Zika virus molecular detection
- Victor M. Corman, Andrea Rasche, Cecile Baronti, Souhaib Aldabbagh, Daniel Cadar, Chantal B.E.M. Reusken, Suzan D. Pas, Abraham Goorhuis, Janke Schinkel, Richard Molenkamp, Beate M. Kuemmerer, Tobias Bleicker, Sebastian Brünink, Monika Eschbach-Bludau, Anna M. Eis-Hübinger, Marion P. Koopmans, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Martin P. Grobusch, Xavier de Lamballerie, Christian Drosten, & Jan Felix Drexler
Posted: 19 April 2016

Times to key events in the course of Zika infection and their implications: a systematic review and pooled analysis
- Justin T Lessler, Cassandara T Ott, Andrea C Carcelen, Jacob M Konikoff, Joe Williamson, Qifang Bi, Lauren M Kucirka, Derek AT Cummings, Nicholas G Reich & Lelia H Chaisson
Posted: 1 April 2016

Evolution of cases of microcephaly and neurological abnormalities suggestive of congenital infection in Brazil: 2015-2016
- Antonio JLA Cunha, Maria Clara Magalhães-Barbosa, Fernanda Lima-Setta & Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa
Posted: 16 March 2016

Detection of immunoglobulin G responses in Haitian children exposed to chikungunya, dengue, and malaria using a multiplex bead assay
- Mathieu JP Poirier, Delynn M Moss, Karla R Feeser, Thomas G Streit, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Matthew Whitney, Brandy J Russell, Barbara W Johnson, Alison J Basile, Christin H Goodman, Amanda K Barry, & Patrick J Lammie
Posted: 14 March 2016

Birth prevalence of microcephaly in India
- Prajkta Bhide & Anita Kar
Posted: 23 February 2016

Update on Zika virus transmission in the Pacific islands, 2007 to February 2016 and failure of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance to signal Zika emergence in this setting
- Adam T Craig, Michelle T Butler, Roberta Pastore, Beverley J Paterson, David N Durrheim
Posted: 19 February 2016

State of knowledge on Zika virus for an adequate laboratory response
- Rémi N Charrel, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Suzan Pas, Xavier de Lamballerie, Marion Koopmans & Chantal Reusken
Posted: 10 February 2016

Zika: the origin and spread of a mosquito-borne virus
- Mary Kay Kindhauser, Tomas Allen, Veronika Frank, Ravi Shankar Santhana, Christopher Dye
Posted: 9 February 2016

Estimating a feasible serial interval range for Zika fever
- Maimuna S Majumder, Emily Cohn, Durland Fish & John S Brownstein
Posted: 9 February 2016

Establishing Base Levels of Microcephaly in Brazil Prior to the Arrival of Zika Viral Illnesses
- Charles H. Simmins, Jr.
Posted: 8 February 2016

Microcephaly: normality parameters and its determinants in northeastern Brazil: a multicentre prospective cohort study
- Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Luciano Lima Correia, Álvaro Jorge Madeiro Leite, Jocileide Sales Campos, Anamaria Cavalcante e Silva, Márcia Maria Tavares Machado, Sabrina Gabriele Maia Oliveira Rocha, Nádia Maria Girão Saraiva de Almeida, and Antonio José Ledo Alves da Cunha
Posted: 8 February 2016

Microcephaly in Northeast Brazil: a review of 16,208 births between 2012 and 2015
- Juliana Sousa Soares de Araújo, Cláudio Teixeira Regis, Renata Grigório Silva Gomes, Thiago Ribeiro Tavares, Cícera Rocha dos Santos, Patrícia Melo Assunção, Renata Valéria Nóbrega, Diana de Fátima Alves Pinto, Bruno Vinícius Dantas Bezerra, & Sandra da Silva Mattos
Posted: 4 February 2016


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