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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Macrodomains represent a unique target for pathogens with pandemic potential

Macrodomains represent a unique target for pathogens with pandemic potential

Study opens up prospects for using virotherapy to treat central nervous system tumors

Study opens up prospects for using virotherapy to treat central nervous system tumors

SARS-CoV-2 activates microglia in the brain

SARS-CoV-2 activates microglia in the brain

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

Researchers review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika virus

New strategy for antibodies to distort viruses discovered

New strategy for antibodies to distort viruses discovered

Structural and molecular contributions to understanding antibody recognition of pathogenic viruses

Structural and molecular contributions to understanding antibody recognition of pathogenic viruses

Researchers develop eToeholds for safe, effective RNA and cellular therapies

Researchers develop eToeholds for safe, effective RNA and cellular therapies

A new approach to selectively turn on gene therapies in target cells

A new approach to selectively turn on gene therapies in target cells

Study detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen along with low sperm count

Study detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen along with low sperm count

Anti-rheumatic drug as a potential candidate for treating COVID-19

Anti-rheumatic drug as a potential candidate for treating COVID-19

New eco-friendly solution to fight against malaria

New eco-friendly solution to fight against malaria

Failures and findings from randomized clinical trials in COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Failures and findings from randomized clinical trials in COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Antiviral compound RG10 acts via intracellular SARS-CoV-2-ER dynamics

Antiviral compound RG10 acts via intracellular SARS-CoV-2-ER dynamics

Children with CZS-associated microcephaly show severe neurodevelopmental impairments

Children with CZS-associated microcephaly show severe neurodevelopmental impairments

Microscopy paired with AI leads to a fast, accurate, and cost-effective COVID-19 test

Microscopy paired with AI leads to a fast, accurate, and cost-effective COVID-19 test

Recognizing viral genomes in quick, ‘CRISP’ ways

Recognizing viral genomes in quick, ‘CRISP’ ways

Activation of NLRP3 inflammasome by the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 to induce hyperinflammation

Activation of NLRP3 inflammasome by the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 to induce hyperinflammation

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

Plant compounds inhibit Mpro of SARS-CoV-2 and HCoV-229E in vitro

Plant compounds inhibit Mpro of SARS-CoV-2 and HCoV-229E in vitro

The technology behind face masks that can diagnose COVID-19

The technology behind face masks that can diagnose COVID-19