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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
Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

FDA provides panel of human plasma samples to evaluate serological tests for detecting Zika infection

FDA provides panel of human plasma samples to evaluate serological tests for detecting Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Researchers develop rapid test for Zika virus diagnosis

Researchers develop rapid test for Zika virus diagnosis

Innovative handheld genetic sequencing device helps scientists track evolution of Zika virus

Innovative handheld genetic sequencing device helps scientists track evolution of Zika virus

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

Mouse model developed to allow study of Zika virus transmission

Mouse model developed to allow study of Zika virus transmission

Georgia State receives high research funding to set record for sixth consecutive year

Georgia State receives high research funding to set record for sixth consecutive year

Sexual transmission of Zika virus reported in Florida

Sexual transmission of Zika virus reported in Florida

Study shows how climate change affects Europe's most dangerous pathogens

Study shows how climate change affects Europe's most dangerous pathogens

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Scientists build DNA from scratch using yeast

Scientists build DNA from scratch using yeast

New antibody-based assay differentiates Zika from similar viral infections

New antibody-based assay differentiates Zika from similar viral infections

Scientists find simple way to raise accuracy of diagnostic tests and common assays

Scientists find simple way to raise accuracy of diagnostic tests and common assays

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in Brazil

Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in Brazil

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows