Prior dengue infection may protect children from Zika illness symptoms, an international research team reported yesterday, based on data from a longstanding dengue cohort study in Nicaragua.

The scientists found, however, that dengue immunity doesn’t seem to generally protect against Zika, which in many cases is asymptomatic. Researchers from the University of Michigan; the University of California, Berkeley; and collaborators in Nicaragua detailed their findings yesterday in Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine.

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Jan 22 PLOS Med abstract

Jan 22 University of Michigan press release

Jan 22 NIAID press release