Occupational Zika Risks for Lab and Biomedical Researchers

Investigators from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasized that there is a risk of Zika exposure for those working in the lab setting. The agencies received reports of three Zika virus exposure incidents related to occupational exposure in a lab setting during the period of heightened disease transmission around the world. 

Long-term circulation of Zika virus in Thailand: an observational study

Research shows that Zika virus has circulated at a low but sustained level for at least 16 years, suggesting that Zika virus can adapt to persistent endemic transmission. Health systems need to adapt to cope with regular occurrences of the severe complications associated with infection.

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.