Flaviviruses hijack the host microbiota to facilitate their transmission

Lejla Gul, Tamas Korcsmaros, Neil Hall

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Flaviviruses, such as Dengue and Zika viruses, infect millions of people worldwide using mosquitos as vectors. In this issue of Cell, Zhang et al. reveal how these viruses manipulate the skin microbiome of infected hosts in a way that increases vector recruitment and viral spread. They propose vitamin A as a way to counteract the virus and decrease transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2397
Number of pages3
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2022

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