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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
UTMB researchers develop less expensive way to produce vaccines

UTMB researchers develop less expensive way to produce vaccines

Understanding mosquitoes’ mating behavior is key for developing vector control strategies

Understanding mosquitoes’ mating behavior is key for developing vector control strategies

UNC researchers receive NIH award to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika virus

UNC researchers receive NIH award to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika virus

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Researchers harness Zika virus vaccine under development to target glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

Researchers examine use of Twitter to propagate or debunk conspiracy theories during Zika virus outbreak

Researchers examine use of Twitter to propagate or debunk conspiracy theories during Zika virus outbreak

Researchers unravel how Zika virus manipulates the human immune system

Researchers unravel how Zika virus manipulates the human immune system

Researchers develop rapid, cost-effective method to create human cortical organoids

Researchers develop rapid, cost-effective method to create human cortical organoids

Researchers identify Zika virus proteins with potential to affect brain development

Researchers identify Zika virus proteins with potential to affect brain development

Researchers report how Zika proteins hijack host cells

Researchers report how Zika proteins hijack host cells

NIH begins first-in-human trial of experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine

NIH begins first-in-human trial of experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

Young children are more vulnerable to climate-related health risks, shows study

Young children are more vulnerable to climate-related health risks, shows study

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

Mice study shows mother's dengue immunity protects unborn from ZIKA infection

Mice study shows mother's dengue immunity protects unborn from ZIKA infection

Zika virus may be sexually transmissible for shorter period than previously estimated

Zika virus may be sexually transmissible for shorter period than previously estimated

New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production