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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Study reveals the inevitability of Zika virus dumbbell-1 structure for viral pathogenesis

Study reveals the inevitability of Zika virus dumbbell-1 structure for viral pathogenesis

Senolytics could be a beneficial therapeutic for COVID neuropathology

Senolytics could be a beneficial therapeutic for COVID neuropathology

Using 3D patient tumor avatars to guide cancer treatment decisions

Using 3D patient tumor avatars to guide cancer treatment decisions

Exploring taste and smell dysfunction as strong predictors of SARS-CoV-2 infections

Exploring taste and smell dysfunction as strong predictors of SARS-CoV-2 infections

UQ-led project uses 'brain in a dish' to study effects of the Zika virus

UQ-led project uses 'brain in a dish' to study effects of the Zika virus

Much of the CDC is working remotely. That could make changing the agency difficult.

Much of the CDC is working remotely. That could make changing the agency difficult.

Exploring neurodevelopment among Zika virus-exposed children without Zika syndrome

Exploring neurodevelopment among Zika virus-exposed children without Zika syndrome

Zika-exposed children may show differences in cognitive development, mood and mobility

Zika-exposed children may show differences in cognitive development, mood and mobility

Could mRNA vaccines triumph over other viral infections in humans and domestic animals?

Could mRNA vaccines triumph over other viral infections in humans and domestic animals?

New research helps to better understand the risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps to better understand the risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

Ultrapotent IgM antibodies isolated from a pregnant woman with Zika virus show promise as an immunotherapy

Ultrapotent IgM antibodies isolated from a pregnant woman with Zika virus show promise as an immunotherapy

Study shows sylvatic origin of chikungunya virus transmission among nonhuman primates of Myanmar

Study shows sylvatic origin of chikungunya virus transmission among nonhuman primates of Myanmar

Unusual Zika virus-specific antibody exhibits ultrapotent neutralization

Unusual Zika virus-specific antibody exhibits ultrapotent neutralization

Researchers use brain organoids to show how SARS-CoV-2 virus infects cortical neurons

Researchers use brain organoids to show how SARS-CoV-2 virus infects cortical neurons

Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus promotes replication by inducing autophagy

Swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus promotes replication by inducing autophagy

COVID-19 vaccine may protect pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 placentitis and stillbirth

COVID-19 vaccine may protect pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 placentitis and stillbirth

The involvement of minor intron-containing gene-encoded proteins in viral infections

The involvement of minor intron-containing gene-encoded proteins in viral infections

Structural analysis of monkeypox virus to guide the development of broad antiviral agents

Structural analysis of monkeypox virus to guide the development of broad antiviral agents

New Zika vaccine technology found to be highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models

New Zika vaccine technology found to be highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models

LJI scientists uncover major clue toward developing new antiviral therapies against flaviviruses

LJI scientists uncover major clue toward developing new antiviral therapies against flaviviruses