Zika virus
A Triple Threat
A Triple Threat
Ashley P. Taylor | May 22, 2017
The mosquitoes that carry Zika may be able to transmit two other viruses at the same time.
Zika's Economic Burden
Zika's Economic Burden
Jef Akst | May 11, 2017
A new analysis estimates that the viral disease could cost between $183 million and more than $10 billion in the U.S. alone. 
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017
A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Ruth Williams | Apr 27, 2017
Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.
<em>Wolbachia</em>-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2017
The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb Aedes aegypti populations.
CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts
CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2017
SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.
Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free
Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free
Diana Kwon | Apr 7, 2017
Blood donation centers across the U.S. are required to screen samples for signs of the mosquito-borne virus. Some have questioned whether it’s always necessary.
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Tracy Vence | Apr 6, 2017
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Reaches Phase 2
DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Reaches Phase 2
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2017
An NIAID-sponsored clinical trial advances beyond safety testing.
Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice
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.