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University of Florida leading ZIKA research in Haiti

Four years after the first whistle blow of microcephaly associated with Zika virus infections and science is still scratching its metaphoric head trying to figure out how zika virus works. Though reports of outbreaks have receded since the epidemic of the Americas in 2014-2016, the threat it poses on pregnant women -being an endemic virus- remains severely high.

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Sheep as a Model of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection

Translatable animal infection models ZIKV infection that recapitulate human disease can assist in unraveling the unique effects of ZIKV on the human reproductive tract and the developing fetus. Mice have been used as one of the most accessible models of ZIKV

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Annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting 2018

Earlier this month the third annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting took place in Brazil. On 3-5th November around 40 scientists and health professionals gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the ongoing project studies, review the progress already made and to deliberate on the challenges faced on the path towards a successful implementation of the project.

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