Zika Virus

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
What is the Zika virus?

The Zika virus causes fever, joint pain, headaches, a rash, conjunctivitis and muscle pain. As with other viruses, it is characterised by spreading via the cells of the body. Both men and women can contract the disease. It is a member of the Flavivirus genus which is a member of the Flaviviridae family.

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SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

Research aims to estimate the urban and sylvatic cycle areas of ZIKV throughout the world

Research aims to estimate the urban and sylvatic cycle areas of ZIKV throughout the world

New instrument can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in blood

New instrument can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in blood

Beyond COVID-19: the potential future applications of mRNA vaccines

Beyond COVID-19: the potential future applications of mRNA vaccines

Study finds flaviviruses can manipulate host skin microbiota to produce a scent that attracts mosquitoes

Study finds flaviviruses can manipulate host skin microbiota to produce a scent that attracts mosquitoes

Anticancer drug candidate that targets a human protein could be a pan-viral medication

Anticancer drug candidate that targets a human protein could be a pan-viral medication

SARS-CoV-2 virus undertakes a massive takeover of the body's fat-processing system

SARS-CoV-2 virus undertakes a massive takeover of the body's fat-processing system

Specific retinal cell appears to be good at housing Ebola and other viruses

Specific retinal cell appears to be good at housing Ebola and other viruses

The feasibility of sperm cryopreservation for male COVID-19 patients

The feasibility of sperm cryopreservation for male COVID-19 patients

Molecule in mosquito saliva can be a potential new target for halting deadly diseases

Molecule in mosquito saliva can be a potential new target for halting deadly diseases

The effects of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on the newborn child

The effects of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on the newborn child

Broad-spectrum polymeric antivirals against SARS-CoV-2

Broad-spectrum polymeric antivirals against SARS-CoV-2

Study explores macromolecular viral entry inhibitors as broad-spectrum first-line antivirals with anti-SARS-CoV-2 activities

Study explores macromolecular viral entry inhibitors as broad-spectrum first-line antivirals with anti-SARS-CoV-2 activities

Researchers investigate Zika virus and Dengue virus co-immunity

Researchers investigate Zika virus and Dengue virus co-immunity

Case of probable transmission of tick-borne encephalitis virus from an unvaccinated mother to an infant through breast-feeding

Case of probable transmission of tick-borne encephalitis virus from an unvaccinated mother to an infant through breast-feeding

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

Developing and manufacturing custom recombinant antibodies for R&D

Developing and manufacturing custom recombinant antibodies for R&D

Groundbreaking collaborative work defines the risk of SARS-CoV-2 variants on immune protection

Groundbreaking collaborative work defines the risk of SARS-CoV-2 variants on immune protection

A summary of SARS-CoV-2 RNA-protein interactome studies

A summary of SARS-CoV-2 RNA-protein interactome studies

Researcher wins three NIH grants to tackle mosquito-borne viruses

Researcher wins three NIH grants to tackle mosquito-borne viruses