Zika virus

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Baltimore Classification

Group IV: (+) sense single-stranded RNA virus

Higher order categories

Family: Flaviviridae
Genus: Flavivirus

Description and Significance


Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that is closely related to dengue, yellow fever, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis viruses. (ref)

Genome Structure


Virion Structure of a Zika virus


Reproductive Cycle of a Zika virus in a Host Cell


Viral Ecology


Viral Pathology

References