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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Research shows how antibodies attach to and block Zika virus

Research shows how antibodies attach to and block Zika virus

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

A machine-learning approach to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment

A machine-learning approach to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment

Corticosteroid receptor inhibitor shows anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vivo

Corticosteroid receptor inhibitor shows anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vivo

Evolution of the spike gene of SARS-CoV-2 for human adaptation

Evolution of the spike gene of SARS-CoV-2 for human adaptation

Researchers develop thermostable RNA vaccine delivery platform

Researchers develop thermostable RNA vaccine delivery platform

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccine shows promise in clinical trials

Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccine shows promise in clinical trials

Suicide mosquitos may prevent the spread of Zika virus

Suicide mosquitos may prevent the spread of Zika virus

Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

The structure dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 genome in cells, cell lysates and virions

The structure dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 genome in cells, cell lysates and virions

New genomics resource details the small RNA transcriptomes of four mosquito species

New genomics resource details the small RNA transcriptomes of four mosquito species

Moderna to develop three new mRNA-based vaccines against HIV, influenza, and the Nipah virus

Moderna to develop three new mRNA-based vaccines against HIV, influenza, and the Nipah virus

Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics

Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics

Many US health experts underestimated the coronavirus … until it was too late

Many US health experts underestimated the coronavirus … until it was too late

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be reverse-transcribed to be part of chimeric viral-human genome

SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be reverse-transcribed to be part of chimeric viral-human genome

Scientists empower wireless sensors with vision abilities to fight viruses

Scientists empower wireless sensors with vision abilities to fight viruses

Higher risk of West Nile virus infection in low-income urban neighborhoods in Baltimore

Higher risk of West Nile virus infection in low-income urban neighborhoods in Baltimore