flavivirus
Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.
A Single Mutation in Zika Led to Devastating Effects
A Single Mutation in Zika Led to Devastating Effects
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2017
One amino acid change within a viral structural protein makes the difference between mild cases of brain damage and severe microcephaly in mice.
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Catherine Offord | Aug 18, 2017
A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
Mosquitos Can Infect Humans with Zika and Chikungunya in One Bite
Mosquitos Can Infect Humans with Zika and Chikungunya in One Bite
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 15, 2016
New evidence suggests both viruses can cohabitate in a single mosquito.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 22, 2016
A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 14, 2016
Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection
Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 29, 2016
Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.