A brief review on the immunological responses to zika virus infection in humans

Subha Ganguly, Rajesh Wakchaure


Zika virus is categorized under the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus. The virus is transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti which remain active during daytime. The name of the etiology is derived from the Zika Forest of Uganda from where the virus was first isolated in 1947. The extrinsic incubation period of the virus in the vector is about 10 days. The virus is transmitted by the mosquitoes belonging to the genus Aedes.


Immunology, Mosquito-borne, Transcription, Zika virus

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