Volume 95, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Understanding the vector and nonhuman vertebrate species contributing to Zika virus (ZIKAV) transmission is critical to understanding the ecology of this emerging arbovirus and its potential to establish in new geographic areas. This minireview summarizes what is known regarding the association of bats with flaviviruses (: ) with a particular emphasis on the potential role of bats in the sylvatic transmission of ZIKAV. Key research directions that remain to be addressed are also discussed.


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  • Received : 01 Aug 2016
  • Accepted : 22 Aug 2016
  • Published online : 02 Nov 2016

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