• Marta Díaz-MenéndezEmail author
  • Clara Crespillo-Andújar
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Immunology book series (BRIEFSIMMUN)


ZIKV is a self-limited disease whose management consists of symptomatic supportive treatment with minor analgesic. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin should be avoided until Dengue infection could be ruled out. Multiple effective compounds have been described as having anti-ZIKV activity, but further research is needed to assess the efficacy in real infected patients. Currently, there is not an available vaccine yet. Candidate vaccines against ZIKV infection have shown promising data in efficacy in mice and non-human primates. The development of a ZIKV vaccine for humans is likely to be readily achievable within the next few years and several studies are now in Phase I.


Dengue Infection Central Nervous System Cell ZIKV Infection Reye Syndrome Flavivirus Infection 
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  • Marta Díaz-Menéndez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Clara Crespillo-Andújar
    • 1
  1. 1.Tropical Medicine DepartmentHospital Universitario La Paz-Carlos IIIMadridSpain

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