Environmental change, and a growing and more connected population will promote vector-borne disease risk further. In this opinion piece, the authors discuss the role of climate modeling in disease prediction and epidemiology.
Researchers have identified the southern states of the USA as most at risk of high burden from Zika virus.
Researchers have determined the full structure of Zika protein NS5; a protein is crucial for viral replication and which could present a target for future drug development.
Researchers have suggested Zika may have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system based on new data from a small case report; an association which has previously been unreported.
Researchers have analyzed the clinical characteristics of Zika infection in Canadian travelers returning from the Americas, discovering that severe complications might be more common than previously estimated.
Researchers have utilized a novel mouse model to demonstrate that Zika infection during early pregnancy could lead to higher risk of miscarriage in addition to thin brain tissue and brain inflammation in infants.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly
Researchers have pioneered an mRNA-based vaccine against Zika that has demonstrated promising results in pre-clinical trials on mice and monkeys.