What happens during a Zika virus infection?

Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos and sexual contact, causes fevers, rashes, headaches, and, most concerning, microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers. The current outbreak of Zika in the Americas has left us struggling to find ways to contain the virus. Unfortunately, the actual dynamics of infection, replication, and shedding of this virus are poorly understood. A recent paper published in Nature Medicine identifies some of the ways in which Zika interacts with its hosts.

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