Experimental Zika virus infection of Jamaican fruit bats (Artibeus jamaicensis) and possible entry of virus into brain via activated microglial cells


Zika virus (ZIKV) is transmitted to humans by Aedes sp. mosquitoes, yet little is known about its enzootic cycle in which transmission is thought to occur between arboreal Aedes sp. mosquitos and non-human primates.

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Ashley Malmlov, Collin Bantle, Tawfik Aboellail
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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