New Zika mouse model accumulates virus in the brain and other tissues

Posted by on May 5, 2016 6:47 pm
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The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic with its link to birth defects and serious immune disease has created an urgent need for a small animal model that can improve our understanding of how the virus causes disease symptoms in humans and speed up the development of vaccines and treatment. A new study describes one of the first mouse models for ZIKV disease.

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