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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
Zika virus outbreak in Ecuador worsened by El Niño and 2016 earthquake

Zika virus outbreak in Ecuador worsened by El Niño and 2016 earthquake

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

TTUHSC El Paso researcher receives $420,000 grant to study mosquito-borne Zika virus

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

Monoclonal antibody “cocktail” inhibits Zika infection, study reveals

Monoclonal antibody “cocktail” inhibits Zika infection, study reveals

New DNA-based Zika vaccine demonstrates safety and ability to elicit immune response

New DNA-based Zika vaccine demonstrates safety and ability to elicit immune response

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

Potential Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and stops male testis infection

Potential Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and stops male testis infection

Study: Antibody neutralizes dengue and Zika virus in mice

Study: Antibody neutralizes dengue and Zika virus in mice

Time spent outdoors impacts risk for contracting Zika virus

Time spent outdoors impacts risk for contracting Zika virus

PET imaging helps scientists to study progression of Zika virus infection in mice

PET imaging helps scientists to study progression of Zika virus infection in mice

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Zika virus may one day be effective treatment for deadly brain cancer

Zika virus may one day be effective treatment for deadly brain cancer

ESCMID conference brings together renowned experts to address most pressing questions on vaccines

ESCMID conference brings together renowned experts to address most pressing questions on vaccines

Researchers aim to develop dynamic therapeutics for combating antiviral drug resistance

Researchers aim to develop dynamic therapeutics for combating antiviral drug resistance