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Zika virus is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus, transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus
Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic

International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic

Scientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virus

Scientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virus

Health officials increase prevention efforts to address serious threats of Zika virus

Health officials increase prevention efforts to address serious threats of Zika virus

Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016

Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016

Zika virus may pose increased risk to people previously infected with dengue and West Nile, study finds

Zika virus may pose increased risk to people previously infected with dengue and West Nile, study finds

Public distrust in government-led initiatives could hinder efforts to stop Zika, other infectious diseases

Public distrust in government-led initiatives could hinder efforts to stop Zika, other infectious diseases

University of Miami to begin clinical trial for testing DNA-based Zika vaccine

University of Miami to begin clinical trial for testing DNA-based Zika vaccine

Phase 2 clinical study of investigational Zika vaccine begins in the U.S., Central and South America

Phase 2 clinical study of investigational Zika vaccine begins in the U.S., Central and South America

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Research highlights threat of Zika virus to donated blood supplies in the U.S

Research highlights threat of Zika virus to donated blood supplies in the U.S

SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.

SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.

Scientists crack crystal structure of entire ZIKV NS5 protein

Scientists crack crystal structure of entire ZIKV NS5 protein

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development