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Curated Collections

Zika is an arbovirus infection transmitted by several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including Aedes aegypti in the New World. Towards the end of 2015, the Pan American Health Organization announced a possible link between zika and congenital birth defects, in particularly a neurodevastating birth defect known as microcephaly. The causal link between zika and microcephaly has still not been confirmed, but preliminary evidence for an association has been found. The impact of zika virus should be treated with the utmost seriousness as the effects could be devastating. In response a call for research on the outbreak and a new PLOS Collection, which will collate research and other resources related to the outbreak, have been launched.

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Zika Virus
Latest research from PLOS Currents: Outbreaks


Zika Outbreak 2016

If you are currently conducting research related to the Zika virus, we recommend submitting to PLOS Currents: Outbreaks or PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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