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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Researchers discover how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to blunt immune response

Researchers discover how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to blunt immune response

ACE2 homology in laboratory and wild animals

ACE2 homology in laboratory and wild animals

Brain organoid models reveal mechanisms linked to virus-induced microcephaly

Brain organoid models reveal mechanisms linked to virus-induced microcephaly

Study discovers how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses

Study discovers how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses

Quantum dot-based affinity biosensors in microfluidic systems offer an alternative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics platform

Quantum dot-based affinity biosensors in microfluidic systems offer an alternative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics platform

Human cerebral organoid model to screen drugs for treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Human cerebral organoid model to screen drugs for treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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