The emergence of Zika virus and its n...

The emergence of Zika virus and its new clinical syndromes

Wednesday Aug 29 Read more: Nature

Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus that has emerged as a global health threat because of its potential to generate explosive epidemics and ability to cause congenital disease in the context of infection during pregnancy. Whereas much is known about the biology of related flaviviruses, the unique features of ZIKV pathogenesis, including infection of the fetus, persistence in immune-privileged sites and sexual transmission, have presented new challenges.

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