Zika virus reservoirs: Implications for transmission, future outbreaks, drug and vaccine development

Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) was recently declared as a 'Global Health Emergency' by the World Health Organization. Various tissue reservoirs of ZIKV in infected humans and animals models have been observed, the implications of which are not known. Compared to other Flaviviruses, sexual transmission and persistence in the genitourinary tract seem to be unique to ZIKV… (More)
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12695.1

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