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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
Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine

Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Zika virus can be used for treating aggressive human central nervous system tumors, shows study

Zika virus can be used for treating aggressive human central nervous system tumors, shows study

Scientists improve growth of 3d brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia

Scientists improve growth of 3d brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

New test detects Zika antibodies with high specificity

New test detects Zika antibodies with high specificity

Novel vaccine technologies can help better prepare for future infectious disease threats

Novel vaccine technologies can help better prepare for future infectious disease threats

Researchers team up to improve life for children with microcephaly

Researchers team up to improve life for children with microcephaly

Climate change spurs proliferation of disease-bearing insects, increases exposure to viral infections

Climate change spurs proliferation of disease-bearing insects, increases exposure to viral infections

Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccine

Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccine

Scientists evaluate reliability of Zika virus diagnostics

Scientists evaluate reliability of Zika virus diagnostics

Home-based semen analysis kit could provide rapid, cost-effective way to test male fertility

Home-based semen analysis kit could provide rapid, cost-effective way to test male fertility

Researchers developing rapid saliva test to detect Zika virus

Researchers developing rapid saliva test to detect Zika virus

Modifications in HIV test enable rapid detection of Zika virus, study states

Modifications in HIV test enable rapid detection of Zika virus, study states

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

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