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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
Breakthrough study on mosquito brains could crack the code to creating viable Zika vaccine

Breakthrough study on mosquito brains could crack the code to creating viable Zika vaccine

Higher susceptibility of some babies to Zika virus has a genetic origin, study shows

Higher susceptibility of some babies to Zika virus has a genetic origin, study shows

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

Study paves new way for development of vaccines against epidemics

Study paves new way for development of vaccines against epidemics

Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models

Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models

Researchers find link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever

Researchers find link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever

Research shows how Zika virus damages placenta to cause malformations in babies

Research shows how Zika virus damages placenta to cause malformations in babies

Research reveals how Zika virus infection spurs fetal demise

Research reveals how Zika virus infection spurs fetal demise

Zika pandemic remains formidable challenge to medicine and public health, say experts

Zika pandemic remains formidable challenge to medicine and public health, say experts

Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes

Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes

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