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Helen Branswell is STAT’s infectious diseases and public health reporter.
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Health Jun 15CDC: Zika infection without symptoms can harm fetus too
A study of 616 Colombian women spotlights new details on when Zika virus infection is most dangerous during pregnancy.
Health May 17HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C.
Rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men are highest in six Southern states and the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis, conducted by researchers at Emory University.
Health Apr 14Sexual transmission of Zika seen between gay men for first time
Men can contract Zika through unprotected sex with other men who are infected with the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a finding that adds to experts’ understanding of how Zika can be transmitted.
Science Apr 05Why the Zika outbreak might end with a whimper and other FAQs
Experts discuss whether or not Zika virus will become a perennial risk for pregnant women.
World Mar 29The Ebola public health emergency is over, WHO declares
Ebola no longer constitutes an international health emergency, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Science Feb 12Zika virus may persist in semen for months, scientists say
Zika virus may last up to two months in semen, according to a report from the United Kingdom.