Zika Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in Zika virus. Zika virus (ZIKV) is an insect-borne virus, of the flavivirus genus, that is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease (Zika) are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eye. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, which are diseases caused by other viruses spread by the same type of mosquitoes. Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. There have been reports of a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. On February 1st, 2016, the WHO declared the Zika outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). As of August 2017 the number of new Zika virus cases in the Americas had fallen dramatically.
The objectives of Zika Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for zika fever and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to zika.
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Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:00 GMT
- Zika vaccine protects fetus in pregnant monkeys - University of California
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:00 GMT
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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:55 GMT
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Mon, 23 Dec 2019 08:00 GMT
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:00 GMT
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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:00 GMT
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 01:12 GMT
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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:54 GMT
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Zika virus -- Mexico
Curbing congenital Zika virus infection
The impact on a developing fetus is one of the most pressing concerns for developing vaccines or treatments for Zika virus. To assess fetal protection, Van Rompay et al immunized nonhuman primates with a DNA vaccine before conception and then performed multiple Zika virus challenges in the first few months of pregnancy. Compared to unvaccinated controls, vaccinated animals had reduced viremia in terms of both
- The mosquito electrocuting trap as an exposure-free method for measuring human-biting rates by Aedes mosquito vectors.
- Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Anti-Zika virus Envelope Protein: Polyclonal and Chicken-Derived Single Chain Variable Fragment Antibodies.
- Antiviral Effectors and Gene Drive Strategies for Mosquito Population Suppression or Replacement to Mitigate Arbovirus Transmission by Aedes aegypti.