Research Team Finds Dengue Immunity May Buffer Against Zika

Feb 9, 2019 | Dengue, Zika Virus

A recent University of Florida study supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Brazilian Ministries of Health, Education and Science demonstrate that immunity to dengue can protect against Zika. For the study, published in the journal Science, the team examined a cohort of 1,453 individuals participating in a long-term health survey in Pau da Lima, Salvador, Brazil, who may have been exposed to Zika during the 2015 outbreak. Using multiple immune assays, the team characterized this cohort’s immunity to dengue before and after the Zika outbreak and identified Zika infections.

Lead Research/Investigator

Derek Cummings, University of Florida Biology Professor


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