Emergencies preparedness, response

Zika R&D


After expert consulations, WHO has prioritized as the most viable R&D options to help fight the spread of Zika virus in the immediate future:

  • Multiplex tests for ‘flaviviruses’ (viruses related to Zika, such as dengue, chikungunya), in addition to more traditional tests;
  • Protective vaccines to prevent congenital Zika syndrome; and
  • Innovative vector control tools that reduce the mosquito population.

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