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Abundance and distribution of sylvatic dengue virus vectors in three different land cover types in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Young, K. I., Mundis, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Tesh, R. B., Cardosa, J., Vasilakis, N., Perera, D. & Hanley, K. A., Aug 31 2017, In : Parasites and Vectors. 10, 1, 406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Adverse birth outcomes associated with Zika virus exposure during pregnancy in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Nogueira, M. L., Nery Júnior, N. R. R., Estofolete, C. F., Bernardes Terzian, A. C., Guimarães, G. F., Zini, N., Alves da Silva, R., Dutra Silva, G. C., Junqueira Franco, L. C., Rahal, P., Bittar, C., Carneiro, B., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Freitas Henriques, D., Barbosa, D. M. U., Lopes Rombola, P., de Grande, L., Negri Reis, A. F., Palomares, S. A., Wakai Catelan, M. & 14 others, Cruz, L. E. A. A., Necchi, S. H., Mendonça, R. C. V., Penha dos Santos, I. N., Alavarse Caron, S. B., Costa, F., Bozza, F. A., Soares de Souza, A., Brandão de Mattos, C. C., de Mattos, L. C., Vasilakis, N., Oliani, A. H., Vaz Oliani, D. C. M. & Ko, A. I., Jun 2018, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 24, 6, p. 646-652 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Age and sex in the zika pandemic era

Rossi, S. L., Estofolete, C. F., Nogueira, M. L. & Vasilakis, N., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 217, 11, p. 1675-1677 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Scopus citations
16 Scopus citations

Almendravirus: A proposed new genus of rhabdoviruses isolated from mosquitoes in tropical regions of the Americas

Contreras, M. A., Eastwood, G., Guzman, H., Popov, V., Savit, C., Uribe, S., Kramer, L. D., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Fish, D., Tesh, R. B., Vasilakis, N. & Walker, P. J., Jan 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96, 1, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

A newly isolated reovirus has the simplest genomic and structural organization of any reovirus

Auguste, A. J., Kaelber, J. T., Fokam, E. B., Guzman, H., Carrington, C. V. F., Erasmus, J. H., Kamgang, B., Popov, V. L., Jakana, J., Liu, X., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Chiu, W. & Weaver, S. C., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of virology. 89, 1, p. 676-687 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

An Infectious cDNA Clone of Zika Virus to Study Viral Virulence, Mosquito Transmission, and Antiviral Inhibitors

Shan, C., Xie, X., Muruato, A. E., Rossi, S. L., Roundy, C. M., Azar, S. R., Yang, Y., Tesh, R. B., Bourne, N., Barrett, A. D., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, S. C. & Shi, P. Y., Jun 8 2016, In : Cell Host and Microbe. 19, 6, p. 891-900 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

147 Scopus citations

Arboretum and Puerto Almendras viruses: Two novel rhabdoviruses isolated from mosquitoes in Peru

Vasilakis, N., Castro-Llanos, F., Widen, S. G., Aguilar, P. V., Guzman, H., Guevara, C., Fernandez, R., Auguste, A. J., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Mundal, K., Ghedin, E., Kochel, T. J., Holmes, E. C., Walker, P. J. & Tesh, R. B., 2014, In : Journal of General Virology. 95, PART 4, p. 787-792 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

A Screen of FDA-Approved Drugs for Inhibitors of Zika Virus Infection

Barrows, N. J., Kroon Campos, R., Powell, S. T., Prasanth, K. R., Schott-Lerner, G., Soto-Acosta, R., Galarza-Munoz, G., McGrath, E. L., Urrabaz-Garza, R., Gao, J., Wu, P., Menon, R., Saade, G., Fernandez-Salas, I., Rossi, S., Vasilakis, N., Routh, A., Bradrick, S. & Garcia-Blanco, M., May 15 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Cell Host and Microbe.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

206 Scopus citations

A Tale of Two Viruses: Does Heterologous Flavivirus Immunity Enhance Zika Disease?

Sariol, C. A., Nogueira, M. L. & Vasilakis, N., Mar 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 3, p. 186-190 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

16 Scopus citations

A Zika virus envelope mutation preceding the 2015 epidemic enhances virulence and fitness for transmission

Shan, C., Xia, H., Haller, S. L., Azar, S. R., Liu, Y., Liu, J., Muruato, A. E., Chen, R., Rossi, S. L., Wakamiya, M., Vasilakis, N., Pei, R., Fontes-Garfias, C. R., Singh, S. K., Xie, X., Weaver, S. C. & Shi, P. Y., Aug 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 33, p. 20190-20197 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Broad-spectrum agents for flaviviral infections: Dengue, Zika and beyond

Boldescu, V., Behnam, M. A. M., Vasilakis, N. & Klein, C. D., Jul 31 2017, In : Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 16, 8, p. 565-586 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

98 Scopus citations

Bunyavirus taxonomy: Limitations and misconceptions associated with the current ictv criteria used for species demarcation

Blitvich, B. J., Beaty, B. J., Blair, C. D., Brault, A. C., Dobler, G., Drebot, M. A., Haddow, A. D., Kramer, L. D., LaBeaud, A. D., Monath, T. P., Mossel, E. C., Plante, K., Powers, A. M., Tesh, R. B., Turell, M. J., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

8 Scopus citations

Case report: Guillain-barré syndrome after zika virus infection in Brazil

Do Rosário, M. S., De Jesus, P. A. P., Vasilakis, N., Farias, D. S., Novaes, M. A. C., Rodrigues, S. G., Martins, L. C., Da Costa Vasconcelos, P. F., Ko, A. I., Alcântara, L. C. J. & De Siqueira, I. C., Nov 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 95, 5, p. 1157-1160 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

Characterization of a novel murine model to study zika virus

Rossi, S. L., Tesh, R. B., Azar, S. R., Muruato, A. E., Hanley, K. A., Auguste, A. J., Langsjoen, R. M., Paessler, S., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Jun 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 94, 6, p. 1362-1369 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

296 Scopus citations

Characterization of Farmington virus, a novel virus from birds that is distantly related to members of the family Rhabdoviridae

Palacios, G., Forrester, N. L., Savji, N., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Detoy, K., Popov, V. L., Walker, P. J., Lipkin, W. I., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2013, In : Virology journal. 10, 219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Characterization of five unclassified orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae) from Africa and the Americas

Rogers, M. B., Gulino, K. M., Tesh, R. B., Cui, L., Fitch, A., Unnasch, T. R., Popov, V. L., Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Carrera, J. P., Vasilakis, N. & Ghedin, E., Sep 2017, In : Journal of General Virology. 98, 9, p. 2258-2266 9 p., 000899.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Characterization of port bolivar virus, a novel entomobirnavirus (birnaviridae) isolated from mosquitoes collected in east Texas, USA

Tesh, R. B., Bolling, B. G., Guzman, H., Popov, V. L., Wilson, A., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Walker, P. J. & Vasilakis, N., 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 4, 390.

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Characterization of the gamboa virus serogroup (orthobunyavirus genus, peribunyaviridae family)

Chiang, J. O., de Souza, W. M., Nunes, M. R. T., Acrani, G. O., Travassos Da Rosa, A., de Freitas, N. M., da Silva, S. P., da Silva, P. H. D., de Sousa, A. W., Rodrigues, S. G., Quaresma, J. A. S., Dutary, B., Guzmán, H., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. & Vasconcelos, P. F. D. C., Jan 1 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 5, p. 1502-1511 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Characterization of three new insect-specific flaviviruses: Their relationship to the mosquito-borne flavivirus pathogens

Guzman, H., Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Nunes, M. R. T., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Young, K. I., Savit, C., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Watts, D. M., Hanley, K. A., Perera, D., Fish, D., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 2, p. 410-419 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Characterization of three novel viruses from the families nyamiviridae, orthomyxoviridae, and peribunyaviridae, isolated from dead birds collected during west nile virus surveillance in Harris County, Texas

Walker, P. J., Tesh, R. B., Guzman, H., Popov, V. L., Da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Reyna, M., Nunes, M. R. T., De Souza, W. M., Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Patroca, S., Vela, J., Salvato, V., Bueno, R., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G. & Vasilakis, N., Oct 10 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 10, 927.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Characterization of triniti virus supports its reclassification in the family peribunyaviridae

Lima, J. A., Neto, J. P. N., Castro, K. S., da Rosa, A. P. D. A. T., Tesh, R., Nunes, M. R. T., Popov, V. L., Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Widen, S., da Silva, S. P., Medeiros, D. B. D. A., Cardoso, J. F., Martins, L. C., Azevedo, R. D. S. D. S., Vasconcelos, P. F. D. C. & Chiang, J. O., Feb 2019, In : Journal of General Virology. 100, 2, p. 137-144 8 p., 001196.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Colonized sabethes cyaneus, a sylvatic new world mosquito species, shows a low vector competence for zika virus relative to aedes aegypti

Karna, A. K., Azar, S. R., Plante, J. A., Yun, R., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, S. C., Hansen, I. A. & Hanley, K. A., Aug 16 2018, In : Viruses. 10, 8, 434.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Complete genome sequences of five Zika virus isolates

Ladner, J. T., Wiley, M. R., Prieto, K., Yasuda, C. Y., Nagle, E., Kasper, M. R., Reyes, D., Vasilakis, N., Heang, V., Weaver, S., Haddow, A., Tesh, R. B., Sovann, L. & Palacios, G., 2016, In : Genome Announcements. 4, 3, e00377-16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

Corrigendum to ‘Sinu virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia’ [Virology 501 (2017) 166–175] (S0042682216303683)(10.1016/j.virol.2016.11.014)

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Nunes, M. R. T., Guzman, H., Uribe, S., Suaza Vasco, J. D., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Mar 1 2017, In : Virology. 503, p. 114 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Dengue-Quo tu et quo vadis?

Chen, R. & Vasilakis, N., Sep 2011, In : Viruses. 3, 9, p. 1562-1608 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

114 Scopus citations

Dengue viruses cluster antigenically but not as discrete serotypes

Katzelnick, L. C., Fonville, J. M., Gromowski, G. D., Arriaga, J. B., Green, A., James, S. L., Lau, L., Montoya, M., Wang, C., Van Blargan, L. A., Russell, C. A., Thu, H. M., Pierson, T. C., Buchy, P., Aaskov, J. G., Muñoz-Jordán, J. L., Vasilakis, N., Gibbons, R. V., Tesh, R. B., Osterhaus, A. D. M. E. & 7 others, Fouchier, R. A. M., Durbin, A., Simmons, C. P., Holmes, E. C., Harris, E., Whitehead, S. S. & Smith, D. J., Sep 18 2015, In : Science. 349, 6254, p. 1338-1343 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations

Dengue virus surveillance: Detection of DENV-4 in the city of São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

Colombo, T. E., Vedovello, D., Pacca-Mazaro, C. C., Mondini, A., Araújo, J. P., Cabrera, E., Lopes, J. C., Penha dos Santos, I. N., Negri Reis, A. F., Costa, F. R., Antônio Cruz, L. E. A., Ferreira, J., de Oliveira Rocha, E. S., Kroon, E. G., de Morais Bronzoni, R. V., Vasilakis, N. & Nogueira, M. L., Dec 1 2016, In : Acta Tropica. 164, p. 84-89 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Dianke virus: A new mesonivirus species isolated from mosquitoes in Eastern Senegal

Diagne, M. M., Gaye, A., Ndione, M. H. D., Faye, M., Fall, G., Dieng, I., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Bâ, Y., Weaver, S. C., Diallo, M., Tesh, R., Faye, O., Vasilakis, N. & Sall, A. A., Jan 2 2020, In : Virus Research. 275, 197802.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Did Zika Virus Mutate to Cause Severe Outbreaks?

Rossi, S. L., Ebel, G. D., Shan, C., Shi, P. Y. & Vasilakis, N., Oct 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 10, p. 877-885 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

9 Scopus citations

Differential Responses of Human Fetal Brain Neural Stem Cells to Zika Virus Infection

McGrath, E. L., Rossi, S. L., Gao, J., Widen, S. G., Grant, A. C., Dunn, T. J., Azar, S. R., Roundy, C. M., Xiong, Y., Prusak, D. J., Loucas, B. D., Wood, T., Yu, Y., Fernández-Salas, I., Weaver, S. C., Vasilakis, N. & Wu, P., Jul 27 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Stem Cell Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

Differential vector competency of aedes albopictus populations from the Americas for Zika Virus

Azar, S. R., Roundy, C. M., Rossi, S. L., Huang, J. H., Leal, G., Yun, R., Fernandez-Salas, I., Vitek, C. J., Paploski, I. A. D., Stark, P. M., Vela, J., Debboun, M., Reyna, M., Kitron, U., Ribeiro, G. S., Hanley, K. A., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97, 2, p. 330-339 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Divergent viruses discovered in arthropods and vertebrates revise the evolutionary history of the Flaviviridae and related viruses

Shi, M., Lin, X. D., Vasilakis, N., Tian, J. H., Li, C. X., Chen, L. J., Eastwood, G., Diao, X. N., Chen, M. H., Chen, X., Qin, X. C., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Tesh, R. B., Xu, J., Holmes, E. C. & Zhang, Y. Z., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of virology. 90, 2, p. 659-669 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Scopus citations
Open Access
3 Scopus citations

Emergence of congenital Zika syndrome: Viewpoint from the front lines

Costa, F., Sarno, M., Khouri, R., De Paula Freitas, B., Siqueira, I., Ribeiro, G. S., Ribeiro, H. C., Campos, G. S., Alcântara, L. C., Reis, M. G., Weaver, S. C., Vasilakis, N., Ko, A. I. & Almeida, A. R., May 17 2016, In : Annals of internal medicine. 164, 10, p. 689-691 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Emergence potential of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 in the urban transmission cycle is restrained by vaccination and homotypic immunity

Durbin, A. P., Mayer, S. V., Rossi, S. L., Amaya-Larios, I. Y., Ramos-Castaneda, J., Eong Ooi, E., Jane Cardosa, M., Munoz-Jordan, J. L., Tesh, R. B., Messer, W. B., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., Apr 25 2013, In : Virology. 439, 1, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Engineered Aedes aegypti JAK/STAT Pathway-Mediated Immunity to Dengue Virus

Jupatanakul, N., Sim, S., Angleró-Rodríguez, Y. I., Souza-Neto, J., Das, S., Poti, K. E., Rossi, S. L., Bergren, N., Vasilakis, N. & Dimopoulos, G., Jan 12 2017, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 11, 1, e0005187.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations

Evaluation of aptima zika virus assay

Ren, P., Ortiz, D. A., Terzian, A. C. B., Colombo, T. E., Nogueira, M. L., Vasilakis, N. & Loeffelholz, M. J., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 55, 7, p. 2198-2203 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Evidence of natural Zika virus infection in neotropical non-human primates in Brazil

Terzian, A. C. B., Zini, N., Sacchetto, L., Rocha, R. F., Parra, M. C. P., Del Sarto, J. L., Dias, A. C. F., Coutinho, F., Rayra, J., da Silva, R. A., Costa, V. V., Fernandes, N. C. C. D. A., Réssio, R., Díaz-Delgado, J., Guerra, J., Cunha, M. S., Catão-Dias, J. L., Bittar, C., Reis, A. F. N., Santos, I. N. P. D. & 17 others, Ferreira, A. C. M., Cruz, L. E. A. A., Rahal, P., Ullmann, L., Malossi, C., Araújo, J. P. D., Widen, S., de Rezende, I. M., Mello, É., Pacca, C. C., Kroon, E. G., Trindade, G., Drumond, B., Chiaravalloti-Neto, F., Vasilakis, N., Teixeira, M. M. & Nogueira, M. L., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 16034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Evolution of Genome Size and Complexity in the Rhabdoviridae

Walker, P. J., Firth, C., Widen, S. G., Blasdell, K. R., Guzman, H., Wood, T. G., Paradkar, P. N., Holmes, E. C., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., 2015, In : PLoS pathogens. 11, 2, e1004664.

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79 Scopus citations

Experimental infection with and maintenance of cell fusing agent virus (Flavivirus) in aedes aegypti

Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Guzman, H., Thangamani, S., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97, 1, p. 299-304 6 p.

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7 Scopus citations

Experimental zika virus infection of neotropical primates

Vanchiere, J. A., Ruiz, J. C., Brady, A. G., Kuehl, T. J., Williams, L. E., Baze, W. B., Wilkerson, G. K., Nehete, P. N., McClure, G. B., Rogers, D. L., Rossi, S. L., Azar, S. R., Roundy, C. M., Weaver, S. C., Vasilakis, N., Simmons, J. H. & Abee, C. R., Jan 1 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 1, p. 173-177 5 p.

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18 Scopus citations

Exploiting the legacy of the arbovirus hunters

Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Popov, V. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Forrester, N. L., Gonzalez, J. P., Saluzzo, J. F., Alkhovsky, S., Lam, S. K., Mackenzie, J. S. & Walker, P. J., May 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 5, 471.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Factors shaping the adaptive landscape for arboviruses: Implications for the emergence of disease

Coffey, L. L., Forrester, N., Tsetsarkin, K., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Feb 2013, In : Future Microbiology. 8, 2, p. 155-176 22 p.

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74 Scopus citations

Fever from the forest: Prospects for the continued emergence of sylvatic dengue virus and its impact on public health

Vasilakis, N., Cardosa, J., Hanley, K. A., Holmes, E. C. & Weaver, S. C., May 2011, In : Nature Reviews Microbiology. 9, 7, p. 532-541 10 p.

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166 Scopus citations
82 Scopus citations

Flavivirus infection associated with cerebrovascular events

Estofolete, C. F., Milhim, B. H. G. A., Zini, N., Scamardi, S. N., Selvante, J. D. A., Vasilakis, N. & Nogueira, M. L., Jun 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 6, 671.

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Open Access

Flavivirus transmission focusing on Zika

Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Feb 1 2017, In : Current Opinion in Virology. 22, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

43 Scopus citations

Full genomic sequence of the prototype strain (M64) of rio Bravo virus

Volkova, E., Tesh, R. B., Monath, T. P. & Vasilakis, N., Apr 2012, In : Journal of virology. 86, 8, p. 4715 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Scopus citations

GeneSV - An approach to help characterize possible variations in genomic and protein sequences

Zemla, A., Kostova, T., Gorchakov, R., Volkova, E., Beasley, D. W., Cardosa, J., Weaver, S., Vasilakis, N. & Naraghi-Arani, P., Oct 31 2013, In : Bioinformatics and Biology Insights. 8, p. 1-16 16 p.

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2 Scopus citations