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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

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.

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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

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 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.

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31 Scopus citations

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.

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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.

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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

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
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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

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 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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

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

Genetic and phenotypic characterization of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 strains

Rossi, S. L., Nasar, F., Cardosa, J., Mayer, S. V., Tesh, R. B., Hanley, K. A., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., Feb 5 2012, In : Virology. 423, 1, p. 58-67 10 p.

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28 Scopus citations

Genome sequence of chiqui virus, a novel reovirus isolated from mosquitoes collected in Colombia

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Guzman, H., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Nunes, M. R. T., Uribe, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Sep 27 2018, In : Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7, 12, e00881-18.

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1 Scopus citations

Genomic characterisation of Cuiaba and Charleville viruses: arboviruses (family Rhabdoviridae, genus Sripuvirus) infecting reptiles and amphibians

Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Widen, S., Mirchandani, D. & Walker, P. J., Feb 15 2019, In : Virus Genes. 55, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Genomic characterization of yogue, kasokero, issyk-kul, keterah, gossas, and thiafora viruses: Nairoviruses naturally infecting bats, shrews, and ticks

Walker, P. J., Widen, S. G., Firth, C., Blasdell, K. R., Wood, T. G., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., Nov 4 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93, 5, p. 1041-1051 11 p.

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17 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 2: Epidemiological distribution of o'nyong-nyong virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104611.

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Open Access
2 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 3: Epidemiological distribution of Mayaro virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104610.

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3 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 5: Entomological aspects

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Feb 2020, In : Antiviral research. 174, 104670.

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Open Access
1 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part I: Biological diagnostics

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Jun 2019, In : Antiviral research. 166, p. 66-81 16 p.

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13 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Rhabdoviridae

ICTV Report Consortium, Apr 2018, In : Journal of General Virology. 99, 4, p. 447-448 2 p.

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52 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Artoviridae

Dietzgen, R. G., Jiāng, D., Kuhn, J. H. & Vasilakis, N., 2019, In : Journal of General Virology. 100, 8, p. 1202-1203 2 p.

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