Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Zika alliance

Chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses are transmitted by the same mosquito species—Aedes Aegypti and Aedes albopictus—and exhibit similar symptoms in infected patients. But, compared with the painful fever, headache and ...

Medical research

Elucidation of the 3D structure of Chikungunya virus

French researchers at the Pasteur Institute and the CNRS, in collaboration with the Synchrotron SOLEIL, have solved the three-dimensional structures of the glycoproteins that envelop the chikungunya virus. This discovery ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chikungunya virus shuts down infected cells

Researchers from Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, in collaboration with colleagues from Leiden University and a research team in Australia, have revealed how chikungunya virus blocks essential processes in infected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toward vaccination against the chikungunya virus

A live vaccine genetically engineered from a common measles vaccine promises to be effective against the chikungunya virus. Such is the central finding of a recently completed Phase II trial now published in the prestigious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you—learn the facts

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This painful and potentially debilitating disease is predicted ...

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