The toolkit is based on guidelines developed by scientists funded by the EUHorizon2020 grant and the ZikaPLAN-supported IGOSZika project. Read more
A new strategic partnership between Fiocruz and The Global Health Network will amplify the impact of Fiocruz’s health research and capacity development initiatives by promoting research capacity building across Portuguese-speaking countries, and enabling Read more
Zika CRFs Data Dictionaries v5.8 available to download from the Zika Infection website. Read more
Resources include high-level justification for why engagement is important in an epidemic situation, as well as practical guides and tools on how to implement engagement activities in these circumstances. Read more
PAHO have just released their document on their Ethics Guidance on Key Issues raised by the Outbreak. Ethical duties in the domains of health care delivery, public health activity, and research are explained. A Spanish version will be published next week.
The UK National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses have a Ugandan strain of Zika virus available for international research. Virus culture and RNA formats are available. See more information here. They will soon have a strain isolated from Puerto Rico available too.
The Lancet: Zika virus might cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to new evidence from French Polynesia
This is the first study providing evidence for Zika virus infection causing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Because Zika virus is spreading rapidly across the Americas, at risk countries need to prepare for adequate intensive care beds capacity to manage patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. See the article here and an editorial here.
REDe is tasked with creating a regional research network that is able to respond to emerging infectious diseases. This regionally-led network needs to be equipped with the knowledge, methods, skills and capabilities to support a high quality, rapid and coherent research response to the Zika outbreak in the short term.Go to page