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



Human to Human

Zika Fever


Treatment and Prevention