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 shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth

Study shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth

Experimental cancer drug AR-12 inhibits SARS-CoV-2 virus

Experimental cancer drug AR-12 inhibits SARS-CoV-2 virus

In vitro testing suggests effective novel drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2

In vitro testing suggests effective novel drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2

Study shows what happens in the fetal brain affected by congenital Zika syndrome

Study shows what happens in the fetal brain affected by congenital Zika syndrome

NIAID awards $17 million to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases

NIAID awards $17 million to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases

DNA nanoswitches may provide an inexpensive platform to rapidly detect emerging viruses

DNA nanoswitches may provide an inexpensive platform to rapidly detect emerging viruses

Researchers outline how Zika virus suppresses the host immune system

Researchers outline how Zika virus suppresses the host immune system

C-type lectin receptors play a role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

C-type lectin receptors play a role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

New system monitors, forecasts outbreak risk of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases

New system monitors, forecasts outbreak risk of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases

Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects uncovered

Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects uncovered

Experimental therapy slows zika replication and prevents microcephaly in mice

Experimental therapy slows zika replication and prevents microcephaly in mice

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

Study explains why fetuses and newborns are mostly spared by COVID-19

Study explains why fetuses and newborns are mostly spared by COVID-19

Study shows how the brain's auditory system is affected by HIV

Study shows how the brain's auditory system is affected by HIV

Researchers develop unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 detection

Researchers develop unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 detection

Zika virus during pregnancy can hamper vital collagen development in babies’ brains

Zika virus during pregnancy can hamper vital collagen development in babies’ brains

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

A new strategy to combat influenza A and Zika virus

A new strategy to combat influenza A and Zika virus

T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses

T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses