Zika virus: what have we learned?

10 Dec, 2016

Authors: Safadi MA

Published in: Amer J Perinatol.2016; 33(11): 1029-1031

Abstract Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging arthropod-borne, enveloped RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, which belongs to the genus Flavivirus, related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. Two major lineages, African and Asian, have been identified through phylogenetic analyses.