Welcome to Zika Virus Net
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 News and Headlines
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- Puerto Rico's Zika Outbreak Reaches 21 Probable Patients - Vax-Before-Travel
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- Singapore: Three local cases of Zika virus infection reported in ... - Outbreak News Today
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- 14 Zika cases detected in May, after just a single case in first four ... - The Straits Times
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- 2 more Zika cases reported in Singapore; Kovan cluster grows to 4 - The Straits Times
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- The top 50 US cities for mosquitoes: See where yours ranks - New York Post
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 14:17 GMT
- Lack of responsibility for Trinidad and Tobago children - TT Newsday
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 08:19 GMT
- WHO ends public health emergency designation for mpox - The BMJ
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 09:35 GMT
- After wet winter, LA County health officials preparing for 'heavy' mosquito season - KABC-TV
Sat, 03 Jun 2023 20:37 GMT
- My Turn: Coexisting with mosquitoes - Gaston Gazette
Tue, 06 Jun 2023 07:42 GMT
- Zika Virus: Symptoms, Effects, and Treatment - Verywell Health
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Latest Zika Virus Posts on ProMED-mail
- 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
Latest Articles on Zika Virus
- A meta-analysis reveals that dragonflies and damselflies can provide effective biological control of mosquitoes Mon, 05 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Dragonfly/damselfly naiads have the potential to control mosquitoes, and indirectly the diseases they carry, due to their extensive predation on mosquito larvae. Experimental studies have measured the effectiveness of individual dragonfly/damselfly naiads in controlling mosquitoes by introducing them to mosquito larvae and counting the number of larvae eaten in a given time period (i.e. predation success). Without a quantitative synthesis, however, such individual measures are unable to provide...
- Zika virus RNA persistence and recovery in water and wastewater: An approach for Zika virus surveillance in resource-constrained settings Sun, 04 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
During the 2015-2016 Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas, serological cross-reactivity with other flaviviruses and relatively high costs of nucleic acid testing in the region hindered the capacity for widespread diagnostic testing. In such cases where individual testing is not feasible, wastewater monitoring approaches may offer a means of community-level public health surveillance. To inform such approaches, we characterized the persistence and recovery of ZIKV RNA in experiments where...
- COMPARING THE EFFICIENCY OF DIFFERENT CARBON DIOXIDE SOURCES IN COLLECTING MOSQUITO VECTOR SPECIES ON THE TEMPE CAMPUS OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Sun, 04 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
We compared the effectiveness of 4 different carbon dioxide (CO2) sources (sugar-fermented BG-CO2, sugar-fermented Fleischmann yeast, dry ice, and compressed gas cylinders) in attracting different mosquito species in 2 separate 4 × 4 Latin square trials. The CO2 generated by dry ice and the gas cylinders collected more Culex quinquefasciatus than the sugar-fermented BG-CO2 and Fleischmann yeasts during the 1st trial (16-h surveillance periods), but there was no significant difference in Aedes...
- Gene coexpression network during ontogeny in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti Sat, 03 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: The constructed gene coexpression network provides a useful resource for network-based data mining to identify candidate genes for functional studies. Ultimately, these findings will be key in identifying potential molecular targets for disease control.
- Zika virus infection in European travellers returning from Thailand in 2022: A GeoSentinel case series Sat, 03 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus which caused major epidemics in the Pacific and the Americas between 2013 and 2015. International travellers have previously acted as a sentinel population for Zika virus transmission in endemic areas, where local transmission may be incompletely captured by local surveillance systems. We report five recent European travellers returning from Thailand with Zika virus infection, highlighting the risk of ongoing endemic transmission in this popular tourist...
- In vitro and in vivo efficacy of Molnupiravir against Zika virus infections Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
- Aedes aegypti oviposition-sites choice under semi-field conditions Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Vector control is still the recommended approach to avoid arbovirus outbreaks. Herein, we investigate oviposition preferences of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) females under a semi-field structure Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For that, in Experiment 1, we used two settings: 'Single items', which included as containers drain, beer bottle, bucket, car tyre, water tank, and a potted Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) in a saucer with water, or 'Multiple containers', as an urban simulation, in which...
- The prevalence of IGM antibodies to Zika virus in pregnant women in Northern Nigeria Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: These findings indicate a potential outbreak of Zika fever in Northern Nigeria emphasizing the importance for pregnant women to take precautions to avoid getting infected.
- Accuracy of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika diagnoses by primary healthcare physicians in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: Low diagnostic accuracy for overall and individual arboviral infections was observed in physicians. Unspecific symptomatology, overlapping case definitions, and reported close contact to an arboviral patient might contribute to misdiagnosis. Without laboratory confirmation, surveillance data may not reflect the real behavior of these diseases and could impact health interventions.
- Different outcomes of neonatal and adult Zika virus infection on startle reflex and prepulse inhibition in mice Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection causes severe neurological consequences in both gestationally-exposed infants and adults. Sensorial gating deficits strongly correlate to the motor, sensorial and cognitive impairments observed in ZIKV-infected patients. However, no startle response or prepulse inhibition (PPI) assessment has been made in patients or animal models. In this study, we identified different outcomes according to the age of infection and sex in mice: neonatally infected animals presented...