Aalto Bio Zika Virus Antigens
Aalto Bio Reagents has launched Zika virus antigens. Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. It is a flavivirus related to yellow fever virus, dengue virus, chikungunya, and West Nile virus. The first outbreaks in humans were reported in 1957. Over the past ten years, there have been periodic outbreaks across countries in the Southern Hemisphere and one major epidemic in French Polynesia. Aalto Bio is offering the complete suite of Zika virus antigens to diagnostic test manufacturers and researchers to complement the company's dengue antigens and chikungunya antigens, said the company in a statement.