Global & Disaster Medicine

Scientists have captured the clearest and most detailed image yet of Zika that could contribute to the development of more effective vaccines and treatments to combat the virus.

NY Times

This is a transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image of Zika virus, grown in LLC-MK2 culture cells, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core. Also note the smooth membrane vesicles, which are known to be the replication complex for this virus.

Credit:  CDC/Goldsmith, Rollin


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