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.
- Significant number of mosquitoes capable of carrying Zika virus found in Springdale - St George News
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:19 GMT
- Zika virus: Is the disease fatal? Here's everything you need to know about the virus - India Today
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:00 GMT
- Zika Virus: All you need to know about the transmission and preventive measures of this virus - India Today
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:00 GMT
- OP-ED: Has pesticide made the Zika epidemic worse? - Dhaka Tribune
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:47 GMT
- Heterogeneous development of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome-associated microcephaly - Science Daily
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:00 GMT
- New vaccine hub in Mexico takes aim at neglected diseases from Chagas to Zika - Telegraph.co.uk
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:00 GMT
- Asian strain of Zika virus found in Pune: ICMR-NIV - Times of India
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:16 GMT
- Zika Virus Vaccines Market Report 2021 – Future Growth Opportunities, Statistics, Restraints, Drivers, Limits, Share – Stillwater Current - Stillwater Current
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:43 GMT
- Zika Virus Market Growth, Industry Trends, and Statistics by 2027 | Intrexon, Cerus, Sanofi, NewLink Genetics – Stillwater Current - Stillwater Current
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:20 GMT
- All natural fiber welding company to partner with Patagonia - CIProud.com
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:55 GMT
- Tamil Nadu government’s preventive measures kept Zika, Nipah virus at bay: Subramanian - Hindustan Times
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 19:10 GMT
- Zika Virus Infection Drug Market 2021-2028: Increasing Demand Of Substitutes & Rising Number Of Market Players – J&J, GSK, Moderna, Themis Bioscience, Sanofi – Stillwater Current - Stillwater Current
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:16 GMT
- Zika Vaccines Market Size, Share and Top Vendors – Inovio Pharmaceuticals Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Precigen LUMOS PHARMA, Gilead Sciences Inc., Hawaii Biotech Inc., Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited – Stillwat - Stillwater Current
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:30 GMT
- City sees explosion in new species of mosquito - KRQE News 13
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:24 GMT
- Deadly Asian tiger mosquitos that can carry Zika virus spotted near English Channel - The Mirror
Sun, 05 Sep 2021 07:00 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
- NS1-based ELISA test efficiently detecting dengue infections without cross reactivity with Zika virus Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: ∆NS1-based DENV IgG ELISA conferred enhanced diagnostic specificity for anti-DENV serological tests and may be particularly useful for serological analyses carried out in endemic regions for both DENV and ZIKV transmission.
- Long-term consequences of sexually transmitted infections on men's sexual function: A systematic review Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Objective: To systematically review the available literature on the long-term effects of sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) on male reproductive functions. Methods: A PubMed search was conducted on 3 January 2021, and as a result, 952 articles were retrieved. Exclusion of irrelevant articles resulted in 36 articles, dating from 1998 to 2020, which were analysed. Results: Only 52.8% of these articles described original research, while the rest were reviews. The majority (26) of the articles...
- The Ability of Zika virus Intravenous Immunoglobulin to Protect From or Enhance Zika Virus Disease Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The closely related flaviviruses, dengue and Zika, cause significant human disease throughout the world. While cross-reactive antibodies have been demonstrated to have the capacity to potentiate disease or mediate protection during flavivirus infection, the mechanisms responsible for this dichotomy are still poorly understood. To understand how the human polyclonal antibody response can protect against, and potentiate the disease in the context of dengue and Zika virus infection we used...
- An update on the progress of galidesivir (BCX4430), a broad-spectrum antiviral Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Galidesivir (BCX4430) is an adenosine nucleoside analog that is broadly active in cell culture against several RNA viruses of various families. This activity has also been shown in animal models of viral disease associated with Ebola, Marburg, yellow fever, Zika, and Rift Valley fever viruses. In many cases, the compound is more efficacious in animal models than cell culture activity would predict. Based on favorable data from in vivo animal studies, galidesivir has recently undergone evaluation...
- A systematic evaluation of IgM and IgG antibody assay accuracy in diagnosing acute Zika Virus infection in Brazil; lessons relevant to emerging infections Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Accurate diagnostics underpin effective public health responses to emerging viruses. For viruses, such as Zika virus (ZIKV), where the viremia clears quickly, antibody-based (IgM or IgG) diagnostics are recommended for patients who present seven days after symptom onset. However, cross-reactive antibody responses can complicate test interpretation among populations where closely related viruses circulate. We examined the accuracy (proportion of samples correctly categorized as Zika-positive or...
- Antecedent infections in Guillain-Barré syndrome in endemic areas of arbovirus transmission: a multi-national case-control study Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Half of the world's population is at risk of arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) infections. Several arbovirus infections have been associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). We investigated whether arboviruses are driving GBS beyond epidemic phases of transmission and studied the antibody response to glycolipids.
- Zika virus amid COVID-19 in India: A rising concern Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
- The Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling family of proteins and their potential impact on COVID-19 disease progression Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
The family of Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling (SOCS) proteins plays pivotal roles in cytokine and immune regulation. Despite their key roles, little attention has been given to the SOCS family as compared to other feedback regulators. To date, SOCS proteins have been found to be exploited by viruses such as herpes simplex virus (HSV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), Zika virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Ebola virus, influenza A virus (IAV) and SARS-CoV, just to name...
- Application of Deep Learning to Community-Science-Based Mosquito Monitoring and Detection of Novel Species Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Mosquito-borne diseases account for human morbidity and mortality worldwide, caused by the parasites (e.g., malaria) or viruses (e.g., dengue, Zika) transmitted through bites of infected female mosquitoes. Globally, billions of people are at risk of infection, imposing significant economic and public health burdens. As such, efficient methods to monitor mosquito populations and prevent the spread of these diseases are at a premium. One proposed technique is to apply acoustic monitoring to the...
- Biochemical characterization of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Culicidae) resistance to deltamethrin, fipronil, and imidacloprid Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:00:00 -0400
Aedes aegypti is an important vector of dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika virus. The objective was to evaluate the resistance of A. aegypti exposed to insecticides with different action modes (deltamethrin, imidacloprid, and fipronil) under intense selection pressure for 10 generations in laboratory. Bioassays were conducted according to World Health Organization. Biochemical assay performed after selection with deltamethrin (Delta-SEL), fipronil...