Zika Virus News and Research

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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
Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly

Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly

Investigational ZPIV vaccine found to be safe and immunogenic in trial participants

Investigational ZPIV vaccine found to be safe and immunogenic in trial participants

Risk of pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading to other nations is limited

Risk of pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading to other nations is limited

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection

Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection

Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists

Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists

Dengue immunity can provide protection from subsequent Zika infection

Dengue immunity can provide protection from subsequent Zika infection

Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders

Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders

Mosquito control using special bacteria infected mosquitoes approved by the EPA

Mosquito control using special bacteria infected mosquitoes approved by the EPA

Molecular tests to detect Zika virus should be repeated more than once in pregnant women

Molecular tests to detect Zika virus should be repeated more than once in pregnant women

Discovery may provide insight into how Zika virus gets transmitted from mother to fetus

Discovery may provide insight into how Zika virus gets transmitted from mother to fetus

Zika virus outbreak in Ecuador worsened by El Niño and 2016 earthquake

Zika virus outbreak in Ecuador worsened by El Niño and 2016 earthquake

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Monoclonal antibody “cocktail” inhibits Zika infection, study reveals

Monoclonal antibody “cocktail” inhibits Zika infection, study reveals

New DNA-based Zika vaccine demonstrates safety and ability to elicit immune response

New DNA-based Zika vaccine demonstrates safety and ability to elicit immune response