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Zika Virus

Recognizing the importance of sharing data in a public health emergency, many major journal publishers have opened their Zika Virus content collections for free - and the list is growing. Free access has been offered to articles, guidelines, reports, news items and commentaries.  You can find the most current list on the NLM Disaster Health Zika Virus Information Resources page.

The National Library of Medicine has also created a Zika virus resources page, containing all the latest authoritative information coming from federal, national and international sources.

Both Elsevier and The Lancet have created a Zika Virus Resource Center on Elsevier Connect with the latest updates, research, reviews, editorials, correspondence and commentary to help healthcare professionals, medical researchers, policy makers, the media and members of the public better understand the outbreak.

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Updated information 5/09/2016

FROM: NEJM Journal Watch

This Week in Zika News: Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Screening Blood

By the Editors

Here are the highlights of our Zika coverage this week:

  • In seven countries, incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome was 2 to nearly 10 times as high during weeks of Zika transmission as in the pre-Zika period, leading researchers to conclude that the two are “strongly associated.”
  • Puerto Rico has identified 34 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in patients infected with Zika or other flaviviruses. One patient died of septic shock.
  • Health officials reported the first case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus from an asymptomatic man who traveled to a Zika-affected region to a woman without a travel history. The couple reported episodes of condomless vaginal intercourse.
  • The FDA now recommends universal screening of donated blood products for Zika in the U.S.

Physician's First Watch coverage of Guillain-Barré and Zika association in seven countries (Free)

Physician's First Watch coverage of sexual transmission from asymptomatic man and other Zika stories (Free)

Physician's First Watch coverage of hearing loss (Free)

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