Zika virus


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Zi·ka vi·rus

a mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus (family Flaviviridae), found in parts of Africa and in Malaysia; it causes Zika fever.
[Zika, forest in Uganda, where first isolated]
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The 2 commercial kits (4 assays) studied were the Euroimmun Zika virus IgM and IgG ELISAs (https://www.euroimmun.com) and Dia.Pro Zika virus IgM and IgG ELISAs (Diagnostic Bioprobes Srl, https://www.diapro.it).
In the fourth section the overall discussion about the development of zika virus is provided.
The research team led by Jean Lim, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Co-Director of Microbiology Multidisciplinary Training in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, transferred dengue virus-specific antibodies into mice prior to infection with Zika virus during pregnancy.
The Brazilian epidemic of microcephaly, manifested by an apparent 20-fold increase in incidence from 2014 to 2015, may be caused by Zika virus infection in pregnant women (1).
The PSQ assay detected and sequence confirmed Zika virus in tissues from all 60 patients, whereas 40 negative control samples all tested negative.
Data were reviewed by clinical subject matter experts to identify Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection (Box).
Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also revealed that Zika virus has been reported in The Kingdom of Tonga.
Samples were tested for Zika RNA using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay and for infectious Zika virus using Vero cell culture and plaque assay.
Ten (18 percent) of those 56 were confirmed to have Zika virus, and one patient who received treatment for GBS died of septic shock.
Zika virus testing is recommended for infants without clinical findings consistent with congenital Zika syndrome born to mothers with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed three cases of Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, reported from Gujarat's Ahmedabad, the first in the country.