Talk:Zika virus

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Ongoing research[edit]

I am setting up a mailing list for ongoing research around Zika virus, Zika fever and Zika virus outbreak (2015–present). So if any questions come up here that need expert input, please ping me or post there directly. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) posted on 4 March 2016 at 11:28, UTC.

Protection of Article[edit]

With Zika rapidly spreading across the world, this article will be shooting into prominence. Hence I feel a need to include some form of protection for it before it is defaced or has hoaxes and half-truths added to it. Jiale8331 (talk) 11:49, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Zika Test via MIT and Harvard[edit]

The recent edit was reverted:

"Presently, an inexpensive paper screen test developed by MIT exists to screen a person for the Zika virus in less than 3 hours at the price of $1 per test.[1]"

It is mentioned at MIT, Harvard University, and Popular Science Magazine that the previous is correct and accurate. I am seeking others to assist in the repair of this issue, as this information should be on the article page.


-- Twillisjr (talk) 20:24, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Please read WP:PROMO, WP:MEDRS (especially the WP:MEDREV section), and WP:MEDMOS - the content and source fail all three. You might also find it useful to read the lead of WP:Why MEDRS?. As an aside, these paper-based diagnostic tests have been worked on by academics for years - back to 2009 at least. There is nothing new here except the application for Zika and the inclusion of CRISPR technology, and it remains as unclear as ever when, or even if, these paper-based tests will actually be used in the field. To the best of my knowledge these are not actually used anywhere. Would love to be shown wrong on that. Jytdog (talk) 21:40, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Another map[edit]

The map of environments suitable for Zika virus.[1]

Not sure what this adds to the already existing map? They are the same? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:54, 16 March 2018 (UTC)



Is this from ScienceDaily an appropriate source, or just considered to be a press release from Johns Hopkins? It looks interesting, and similar research is reported here. I'm not a regular medical editor - just someone with a patient's interest in Anakinra - so will just leave these refs here for someone to expand this article and/or Zika fever or Anakinra if appropriate. PamD 14:05, 23 August 2019 (UTC)