As of February 2016, Zika has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. There are over 15 individual projects working to produce the first Zika vaccine to control the virus. With the Brazil outbreak starting in early 2015 and spreading to dozen of other countries, the world has taken notice.

The following infographic by Dickson outlines the various roadblocks to produce a Zika vaccine.


Top image: Adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, a vector or carrier of the Zika virus. Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons. Inset: A representation of the surface of the Zika virus. Credit: NIH Image Gallery/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

[Source/More Info: Dickson. Top image added.]

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