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.
- Zika Virus Facts and Statistics: What You Need to Know - Verywell Health
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:17 GMT
- Unusual Type of Antibody Shows Ultrapotent Activity Against Zika - Weill Cornell Medicine Newsroom
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:00 GMT
- New research helps to better understand the risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections - News-Medical.Net
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:40 GMT
- Zika Virus Therapeutics Market Size to Grow by USD 4.97 Bn, 37% of Market Growth to Originate from North America - Technavio - PR Newswire
Mon, 31 Oct 2022 07:00 GMT
- To track disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers tag them with DNA barcodes - Newswise
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:50 GMT
- What To Know About Travel During Pregnancy - Health Essentials
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:28 GMT
- Zika: the unknown epidemic and PAHO’s swift response - Pan American Health Organization
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 16:49 GMT
- The Forgotten Virus: Zika Families and Researchers Struggle for Support - The New York Times
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 07:00 GMT
- Zika virus may be one step away from explosive outbreak - BBC
Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:00 GMT
- Tiger mosquitoes and what makes them so deadly - CNBCTV18
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 07:00 GMT
- How dengue and Zika infections could make people more attractive to mosquitoes - STAT
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:00 GMT
- Nepal: Dengue Surge Exposes Climate Risk - Human Rights Watch
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:00 GMT
- » How human cells become Zika virus factories - La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:00 GMT
- SC Johnson Donates Over 26,000 Repellents to At-Risk Families in Brazil - CleanLink
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:00 GMT
- Tapping mRNA to develop elusive universal flu vaccine - FierceBiotech
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:53 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
- Preschool neurodevelopment in Zika virus-exposed children without congenital Zika syndrome Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: Children with in utero ZIKV exposure without CZS may demonstrate emerging differences in executive function, mood, and adaptive mobility that require continued evaluation.
- GCaMP Imaging in Mosquitoes: Central Nervous System Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
Mosquitoes spread dengue, Zika, malaria, and other pathogens to hundreds of millions of people every year. A better understanding of mosquito behavior and its underlying neural mechanisms may lead to new control strategies, but such an understanding requires the development of tools and approaches for exploring the nervous system of key vector species. For example, we can now image neural activity in mosquito brains using genetically encoded calcium sensors like GCaMP. Compared with other types...
- Allosteric quinoxaline-based inhibitors of the flavivirus NS2B/NS3 protease Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
Viruses from the Flavivirus genus infect millions of people worldwide and cause severe diseases, including recent epidemics of dengue virus (DENV), and Zika virus (ZIKV). There is currently no antiviral treatment against flavivirus infections, despite considerable efforts to develop inhibitors against essential viral enzymes including NS2B/NS3 protease. Targeting the flavivirus NS2B/NS3 protease proved to be challenging because of the conformational dynamics, topology, and electrostatic...
- Two for the price of one: itaconate and its derivatives as an anti-infective and anti-inflammatory immunometabolite Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
The metabolite itaconate (ITA) and its derivatives, both chemically synthesized and endogenous, have emerged as immunoregulators, with roles in limiting inflammation but also having effects on bacterial and viral infection. Some members of the ITA family have been shown to target and inhibit multiple processes in macrophages with recently identified targets, including NLRP3, JAK1, ten-eleven translocation-2 dioxygenases, and TFEB, a key transcription factor for lysosomal biogenesis. They have...
- Defective Interfering Particles with Broad-Acting Antiviral Activity for Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, Respiratory Syncytial and SARS-CoV-2 Virus Infection Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
More than 100 arboviruses, almost all of which have an RNA genome, cause disease in humans. RNA viruses are causing unprecedented health system challenges worldwide, many with little or no specific therapies or vaccines available. Certain species of mosquito can carry dengue virus (DENV), Zika virus (ZIKV) and yellow fever virus (YFV), where co-infection of these viruses has occurred. Here, we found that purified synthetic defective interfering particles (DIPs) derived from DENV type 2 (DENV-2)...
- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Generates Cross-Reactive Memory T Cell Responses to Zika Virus in Humans Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: We profiled the cross-reactive memory T cell responses to ZIKV in JE vaccine recipients. These data will provide evidence for the mechanism of cross-reactive memory T cell immune responses between JEV and ZIKV and a more refined view of bivalent vaccine design strategy.
- Fetuses and infants with Amyoplasia congenita in congenital Zika syndrome: The evidence of a viral cause. A narrative review of 144 cases Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSION: The phenotype of arthrogryposis in CZVS is consistent with Amyoplasia congenita. These findings warrant search for an intrauterine infection with any neurotropic viral agent with affinity to spinal motor neurons in neonates with Amyoplasia.
- The RNA polymerase of cytoplasmically replicating Zika virus binds with chromatin DNA in nuclei and regulates host gene transcription Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
Zika virus (ZIKV) targets the neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in brain during intrauterine infections and consequently causes severe neurological disorders, such as microcephaly in neonates. Although replicating in the cytoplasm, ZIKV dysregulates the expression of thousands of host genes, yet the detailed mechanism remains elusive. Herein, we report that ZIKV encodes a unique DNA-binding protein to regulate host gene transcription in the nucleus. We found that ZIKV NS5, the viral RNA polymerase,...
- Longitudinal antibody titer, avidity, and neutralizing responses after SARS-CoV-2 infection Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
While waning immunity and SARS-CoV-2 variant immune escape continue to result in high infection rates worldwide, associations between longitudinal quantitative, qualitative, and functional humoral immune responses after SARS-CoV-2 infection remain unclear. In this study, we found significant waning of antibody against Spike S1 (R = -0.32, p = 0.035) and N protein (R = -0.39, p = 0.008), while RBD antibody moderately decreased (R = -0.19, p = 0.203). Likewise, neutralizing antibody titer (ND(50))...
- Viral infections in orthopedics: A systematic review and classification proposal Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSION: Evidence of moderate strength suggested that viruses can cause moderate to severe arthritis and osteitis. Risk factors such as pre-existing rheumatologic disease contributed to higher disease severity and duration of symptoms. Therefore, based on our literature search, the proposed clinical and pathogenetic classification scheme is as follows: (1) Viral infections of bone or joint; (2) Active bone and joint inflammatory diseases secondary to viral infections in other organs or...