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The Zika virus (ZIKV) nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is secreted by infected cells and is involved in immune evasion and pathogenesis. While there is some structural similarity between ZIKV NS1 and NS1 from other flaviviruses, antibodies to ZIKV NS1 have been found to be relatively ZIKV-specific. PMID: 27417494
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by the Aedes mosquito which was first identified in a sentinel monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947. Since 2014 it has spread explosively in the Americas where it has infected hundreds of thousands of people. About 80% of those infected are asymptomatic. Common symptoms include fever, headache, rash, arthralgia and conjunctivitis. Since the end of 2015, there has been an increase in ZIKV-associated cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome and a tremendous increase in cases of microcephaly in fetuses and newborns in Brazil, raising worldwide public health concern. Recent predictions are that the mosquito species A. Albopictus, which can hibernate and survive cool temperatures, will carry ZIKV to more temperate areas of North America, Australia and Southern Europe. It is still not clear whether ZIKV in humans increases viral titers enough to trigger a new cycle when an infected person is bitten by a naïve mosquito. Direct human-to-human transmission has been documented to occur perinatally, sexually (primarily through semen), through breastfeeding, blood transfusion and through occupational transmission in the laboratory setting. There are currently no specific anti-viral agents, vaccination or medical prophylaxis available. PMID: 27148186
ZIKV itself can be detected during the acute phase of infection (4-6 days) using PCR-based methods; alternatively, ZIKV-specific IgM antibodies or a significant titer increase of ZIKV-specific IgG is proof of acute infection. Antibody titers should be performed using serum samples from the acute and convalescent stages with at least 2 weeks between blood draws. Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID: 27417494

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 寨卡病毒非结构蛋白 1
Synonyms: 寨卡病毒(Zika 病毒、ZIKV、济卡病毒、兹卡病毒、塞卡病毒)非结构蛋白(非结构性蛋白、非结构蛋白质、非结构性蛋白质、NS 蛋白) 1;寨卡病毒 NS1 蛋白
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Proteína no estructural del virus del Zica
it-IT Italian (Italy) Zika virus, proteina non strutturale 1
Synonyms: Proteina non strutturale 1 del virus Zika
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) zikavirus niet-structureel proteïne 1
Synonyms: Zika-virus
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Wirus Zika białko niestrukturalne 1
Synonyms: Białko niestrukturalne 1 wirusa Zika