Headshot of Sherif Zaki
CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.
CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65

Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.

Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.

West Nile virus
close-up of a mosquito on human skin
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
David Adam | Sep 28, 2021
Warmer temperatures are likely to increase the prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in many places, but not all.
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.
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Studies in mice suggest that other flaviviruses, such as West Nile virus and Powassan virus, may cause birth defects, too. 
Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 30, 2017
Researchers report evidence of antibody-dependent enhancement in a Zika-infected, immunocompromised mouse model.
Pig-to-Pig Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Virus
Jef Akst | Feb 29, 2016
The Japanese encephalitis virus, which typically moves to new hosts via mosquito vectors, can jump directly between pigs, according to a study.
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Texan West Nile Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 27, 2012
Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.