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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
Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

[BC]2 conference focuses on use of big data in molecular medicine

[BC]2 conference focuses on use of big data in molecular medicine

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

Thymol antimicrobial in corn starch can help fight mosquito-borne diseases

Thymol antimicrobial in corn starch can help fight mosquito-borne diseases

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Primary DENV or ZIKV infection has no effect on course of secondary infection in macaques

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

Using NMR to Study Protein Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms

Using NMR to Study Protein Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Global study reveals viruses as important cause of childhood pneumonia

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika