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New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

Publicado em 10 outubro 2017
Zika virus is mutating so fast in Brazilian patients that different serotypes of the pathogen could appear in the near future, as is already the case with dengue virus. This would hinder the production of a vaccine and impair the effectiveness of the diagnostic tests already developed. The alarm was sounded by Edison Luiz Durigon, Full Professor at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP), in Brazil. Such assertion is based on a study carried out by a group of [...]