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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T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses

T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses

Researchers analyze data on RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus

Researchers analyze data on RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Prellis Externalized Human Immune System produces human antibodies against SARS-Cov2

Prellis Externalized Human Immune System produces human antibodies against SARS-Cov2

SMART researchers awarded NMRC funding to develop rapid paper-based COVID-19 tests

SMART researchers awarded NMRC funding to develop rapid paper-based COVID-19 tests

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

Portable, reusable coronavirus sensor produces results within a minute

Portable, reusable coronavirus sensor produces results within a minute

New mathematical tool can predict the spread of infectious diseases more accurately

New mathematical tool can predict the spread of infectious diseases more accurately

Study sheds new light on the body's initial response to DENV infection

Study sheds new light on the body's initial response to DENV infection

Newly launched clinical trial can help treat COVID-19 patients

Newly launched clinical trial can help treat COVID-19 patients

GlobalData offers view on Gilead’s suspension of Covid-19 trials in China

GlobalData offers view on Gilead’s suspension of Covid-19 trials in China

Disarmed anthrax toxin tested as a way to combat Covid-19

Disarmed anthrax toxin tested as a way to combat Covid-19

Research provides insights into how Zika virus can spread through sexual contact

Research provides insights into how Zika virus can spread through sexual contact

Misinformation on COVID-19 is tied to media usage

Misinformation on COVID-19 is tied to media usage

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Avacta partners with Cytiva to develop a rapid test for COVID-19

Avacta partners with Cytiva to develop a rapid test for COVID-19

Antiparasitic drug Ivermectin kills coronavirus in 48 hours

Antiparasitic drug Ivermectin kills coronavirus in 48 hours

Australian scientists identify possible coronavirus drug

Australian scientists identify possible coronavirus drug