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.
- To study Zika, they offered their kids. Then they were forgotten. : Goats and Soda - NPR
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:04 GMT
- To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten. - Undark Magazine
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- IAF officer is UP’s first Zika patient, 200 samples from Kanpur sent to NIV, Pune - Times of India
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 15:05 GMT
- A mutation-mediated evolutionary adaptation of Zika virus in mosquito and mammalian host - pnas.org
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- Mechanism of Zika neurological complications revealed - BioTechniques.com
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- Impact of congenital Zika virus and COVID‐19 on childhood disability in Latin America - Wiley
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- Attorney Emerson Levy declares bid for Zika's Oregon House District 53 seat - KTVZ
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:22 GMT
- Uttar Pradesh reports first case of Zika virus, Air Force officer in Kanpur tests positive - Hindustan Times
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 14:16 GMT
- Virus outbreak declared as pregnant woman tests positive for Zika virus - WHO warning - Daily Express
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- Air Force officer tests positive for Zika virus in Kanpur, UP’s first case this year - Hindustan Times
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 18:28 GMT
- Remembering Zika: Parents offered their kids for studies, then say they were forgotten - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:21 GMT
- Zika infection surfaces again in Thiruvananthapuram - The New Indian Express
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 07:00 GMT
- India News | ⚡Zika Virus in Uttar Pradesh: First Patient Found Infected in Kanpur - LatestLY
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:51 GMT
- Agency News | ⚡Uttar Pradesh: First Zika Virus Case Reported in Kanpur - LatestLY
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 13:09 GMT
- Zika Virus Consumption Market 2021-2028: Major Trends and Key Developments | Bharat Biotech, Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Sciences, Intrexon, Cerus – Puck77 - Puck77
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:24 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - France (03): (BT)
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 21:28:53 -0400
Yellow Fever, Zika virus, Dengue, Chikungunya -- France
A potentially deadly mosquito that can carry viruses such as yellow fever and Zika has been spotted in Brittany, northern France, sparking fears they may soon land on British shores. Asian tiger mosquitoes [_Aedes albopictus_] have been confirmed to be in the commune of Domagne in the department of Ile-et-Vilaine in western Brittany.
Health authorities are preparing an intensive campaign to rid the area of the insects with strong insecticides.
The creatures were 1st seen in France in the
- Identification of a Zika NS2B epitope as a biomarker for severe clinical phenotypes Thu, 21 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The identification of specific biomarkers for Zika infection and its clinical complications is fundamental to mitigate the infection spread, which has been associated with a broad range of neurological sequelae. We present the characterization of antibody responses in serum samples from individuals infected with Zika, presenting non-severe (classical) and severe (neurological disease) phenotypes, with high-density peptide arrays comprising the Zika NS1 and NS2B proteins. The data pinpoints one...
- Tracing the Origin, Spread, and Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus in Puerto Rico, 2016-2017 Thu, 21 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
We reconstructed the 2016-2017 Zika virus epidemic in Puerto Rico by using complete genomes to uncover the epidemic's origin, spread, and evolutionary dynamics. Our study revealed that the epidemic was propelled by multiple introductions that spread across the island, intricate evolutionary patterns, and ≈10 months of cryptic transmission.
- Perceptions of Health Care, Information, and Social Support Among Women Affected by Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy in Two U.S. States Wed, 20 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS FOR PRACTICE: Although participants reported satisfaction with care, they also reported high levels of anxiety and challenges coping with the uncertainties along their journeys. Study findings support the need for guidance for providers about how to talk with women about Zika virus infection during pregnancy and specifically how to discuss the uncertainties about diagnosis and outcomes.
- Detection of Saint Louis Encephalitis virus in two Brazilian States Tue, 19 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
We describe the circulation of Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) in two Brazilian States during outbreaks of Dengue and Zika viruses. We detected the virus in patients from Araraquara, State of São Paulo, and in patients and mosquitoes Culex quinquefasciatus from Sinop, State of Mato Grosso. Phylogenetic analysis grouped our samples within genotype V, which are closely related to other strains. This genotype was previously detected in other parts of the country and seems to have established...
- Altered ISGylation drives aberrant macrophage-dependent immune responses during SARS-CoV-2 infection Tue, 19 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Ubiquitin-like protein ISG15 (interferon-stimulated gene 15) (ISG15) is a ubiquitin-like modifier induced during infections and involved in host defense mechanisms. Not surprisingly, many viruses encode deISGylating activities to antagonize its effect. Here we show that infection by Zika, SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses induce ISG15-modifying enzymes. While influenza and Zika viruses induce ISGylation, SARS-CoV-2 triggers deISGylation instead to generate free ISG15. The ratio of free versus...
- Two-year follow-up of children with congenital Zika syndrome: the evolution of clinical patterns Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The aim of the study was to describe neurological manifestations in children with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) in the first 2 years of age. In this prospective observational study, children with CZS treated at a university hospital received a neurological assessment and were evaluated using two neurodevelopmental scales (the Denver II test and the assessment of gross motor development of the World Health Organization) by a pediatric neurologist on admission to the study and at 4, 8, 12, 18,...
- A Chemical Strategy for Intracellular Arming of an Endogenous Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Nucleotide Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The naturally occurring nucleotide 3'-deoxy-3',4'-didehydro-cytidine-5'-triphosphate (ddhCTP) was recently found to exert potent and broad-spectrum antiviral activity. However, nucleoside 5'-triphosphates in general are not cell-permeable, which precludes the direct use of ddhCTP as a therapeutic. To harness the therapeutic potential of this endogenous antiviral nucleotide, we synthesized phosphoramidate prodrug HLB-0532247 (1) and found it to result in dramatically elevated levels of ddhCTP in...
- Bioallethrin activates specific olfactory sensory neurons and elicits spatial repellency in Aedes aegypti Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: Results from this study show that bioallethrin repellency is likely the result of co-activation of Or(s) and sodium channels. These findings not only contribute to the understanding of the modes of action of volatile pyrethroids in spatial repellency, but also provide a framework for developing new repellents based on the dual-target mechanism revealed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
- Viral Pandemics in the Past Two Decades: An Overview Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
An epidemic that occurs worldwide, involving many countries and affecting a large population is called as a pandemic. The ongoing corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has not only adversely affected the global healthcare infrastructure, but has significantly impacted world economy, socio-political and cultural environment. There are 219 different types of viruses, known at present to be able to infect human beings. This number is just a tip of the iceberg, with the possibility of a...
- Zika Virus and Neuropathogenesis: The Unanswered Question of Which Strain Is More Prone to Causing Microcephaly and Other Neurological Defects Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Despite being perceived to be a relatively innocuous pathogen during its circulation in Africa in the 20th century, consequent outbreaks in French Polynesia and Latin America revealed the Zika virus (ZIKV) to be capable of causing severe neurological defects. Foetuses infected with the virus during pregnancy developed a range of pathologies including microcephaly, cerebral calcifications and macular scarring. These are now collectively known as Congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). It has been...