Evolution of neurovirulent Zika virus

A study published the Nov. 13, 2017, issue of Nature Communications by La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) investigator Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., now addresses interplay between dengue and ZIKV infections. It reports that mice rendered immune to dengue show 'cross-protection' from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells capable of defending against both viruses. These revelations have profound implications for efforts to build a potent anti-Zika vaccine.

Evolution of neurovirulent Zika virus

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Science Now

Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus

Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus

Manifestations of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection differ drastically. Sometimes they are catastrophic, most notably when they cause microcephaly in some babies born to infected mothers. At other ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Science Blog

Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus, Mon 13 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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