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Zika virus: Optimized tests for reliable diagnosis

DZIF scientists from the University of Bonn have shown that not all conventional Zika virus molecular diagnostic tests are sufficiently reliable. They developed optimised assays and a control for quantifying viruses in blood and urine.

Zika Virus Particles
Transmission electron micrograph of Zika Virus particles (red).
Credit:cdc/Cynthia Goldsmith