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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
Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports

Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

New molecule can reduce aggressiveness of embryonal central nervous system tumors

New molecule can reduce aggressiveness of embryonal central nervous system tumors

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

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