Zika Virus

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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Researchers uncover why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Researchers uncover why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

UT Southwestern scientists discover potential vulnerabilities in new coronavirus

UT Southwestern scientists discover potential vulnerabilities in new coronavirus

Novel technology could reduce coronavirus diagnostic time to 15 minutes

Novel technology could reduce coronavirus diagnostic time to 15 minutes

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

CDC diagnostic coronavirus test gets FDA emergency approval

CDC diagnostic coronavirus test gets FDA emergency approval

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Coronavirus outbreak now a global health emergency says WHO

Coronavirus outbreak now a global health emergency says WHO

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Discovery of mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells

Discovery of mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells

Researchers develop novel assay to detect Chinese coronavirus

Researchers develop novel assay to detect Chinese coronavirus

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects

Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model