Zika Virus: the Latest Newcomer

  title={Zika Virus: the Latest Newcomer},
  author={Juan-Carlos Saiz and {\'A}ngela V{\'a}zquez-Calvo and Ana B Bl{\'a}zquez and Teresa Merino-Ramos and Estela Escribano-Romero and Miguel A Mart{\'i}n-Acebes},
  journal={Frontiers in microbiology},
Since the beginning of this century, humanity has been facing a new emerging, or re-emerging, virus threat almost every year: West Nile, Influenza A, avian flu, dengue, Chikungunya, SARS, MERS, Ebola, and now Zika, the latest newcomer. Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, was identified in 1947 in a sentinel monkey in Uganda, and later on in humans in Nigeria. The virus was mainly confined to the African continent until it was detected in south-east Asia the 1980's… CONTINUE READING
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