Modified messenger RNA was used to produce a vaccine that was able to protect mice and primates from infection.
Because the Aedes mosquito is widespread in Vietnam, they face the risk of endemic transmission.
Researchers demonstrated that Chikungunya and Zika have similar transmission potential in the same territories.
The new test can detect Zika in a small sample of blood in less than four hours.
Scientists screened 2,000 bioactive compounds for their ability to block Zika virus infection.
At least six Zika vaccine candidates, are in development in the US.
Flaviviruses use a unique mechanism to hijack the cell's machinery to replicate themselves.
Angolan health officials report they have recorded the country's first two cases of the Zika virus.
Researchers have determined the high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus.
Dong Nai declared a Zika outbreak at communal level on January 9.