3-D image of virus could provide clues to how to fight it
Purdue University image/courtesy of Kuhn and Rossmann research groups
Zika now has a face to go with the name.
New microscopy images of the virus reveal a bumpy, golf ball‒shaped structure, similar to that of the dengue and West Nile viruses, researchers report March 31 in Science. It’s the first time scientists have gotten a good look at Zika, the infamous virus that has invaded the Americas and stoked fears that it is causing birth defects and a rare autoimmune disease (SN: 4/2/16, p. 26).