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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 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

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses

Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infants

Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infants

Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

New method can precisely track replication of yellow fever virus in host immune cells

New method can precisely track replication of yellow fever virus in host immune cells

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

New predictive model identifies many potential Zika virus vectors

New predictive model identifies many potential Zika virus vectors

Researchers find new evidence to support structure-based classification system for viruses

Researchers find new evidence to support structure-based classification system for viruses

Study reveals mechanisms behind Zika transmission to fetus and adverse perinatal outcomes

Study reveals mechanisms behind Zika transmission to fetus and adverse perinatal outcomes

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus