Zika virus

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Zika virus
Zika virus, structure


Classification System: ICTV (2022 Release, MSL #38)

(Unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Regnum: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Kitrinoviricota
Classis: Flasuviricetes
Ordo: Amarillovirales
Familia: Flaviviridae
Genus: Flavivirus
Species: Zika virus


Zika virus (ZIKV)

  • Reference strain: Zika virus strain MR 766
  • Etymology: The virus was first isolated in Zika Forest in Uganda .


  • Kuno, G. & G.J. Chang, 2007. Full-length sequencing and genomic characterization of Bagaza, Kedougou, and Zika viruses. Archives of Virology. Vol. 152, p. 687–696, DOI: 10.1007/s00705-006-0903-z. PMID: 17195954
  • Enserink, Martin, 2015. An obscure mosquito-borne disease goes global. Science. Vol. 350, Nr. 6264, p. 1012–1013, DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6264.1012


Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Вірус Зіка
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