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Koolpinyah and Yata viruses: Two newly recognised ephemeroviruses from tropical regions of Australia and Africa

Blasdell, K. R., Widen, S. G., Diviney, S. M., Firth, C., Wood, T. G., Guzman, H., Holmes, E. C., Tesh, R. B., Vasilakis, N. & Walker, P. J., 2014, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 174, 3-4, p. 547-553 7 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Kolente virus, a rhabdovirus species isolated from ticks and bats in the Republic of Guinea

Ghedin, E., Rogers, M. B., Widen, S. G., Guzman, H., da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Wood, T. G., Fitch, A., Popov, V., Holmes, E. C., Walker, P. J., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Dec 1 2013, In : Journal of General Virology. 94, PART 12, p. 2609-2615 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Itaya virus, a novel orthobunyavirus associated with human febrile illness, Peru

Hontz, R. D., Guevara, C., Halsey, E. S., Silvas, J., Santiago, F. W., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Casanova, W., Vasilakis, N., Watts, D. M., Kochel, T. J., Ebihara, H. & Aguilar, P. V., Jan 1 2015, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 21, 5, p. 781-788 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Into the woods: Changes in mosquito community composition and presence of key vectors at increasing distances from the urban edge in urban forest parks in Manaus, Brazil

Hendy, A., Hernandez-Acosta, E., Chaves, B. A., Fé, N. F., Valério, D., Mendonça, C., Lacerda, M. V. G. D., Buenemann, M., Vasilakis, N. & Hanley, K. A., Jun 2020, In : Acta Tropica. 206, 105441.

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Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Insect-specific viruses detected in laboratory mosquito colonies and their potential implications for experiments evaluating arbovirus vector competence

Bolling, B. G., Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Popov, V. L., Thangamani, S. & Tesh, R. B., Feb 1 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 92, 2, p. 422-428 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Insect-specific viruses and their potential impact on arbovirus transmission

Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Dec 1 2015, In : Current Opinion in Virology. 15, p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

47 Scopus citations

Insect-Specific Viruses: A Historical Overview and Recent Developments

Roundy, C. M., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Virus Research.

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19 Scopus citations

Insect-specific virus discovery: Significance for the arbovirus community

Bolling, B. G., Weaver, S. C., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., Sep 10 2015, In : Viruses. 7, 9, p. 4911-4928 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

99 Scopus citations

Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region

Rodriguez-Barraquer, I., Costa, F., Nascimento, E. J. M., Júnior, N. N., Castanha, P. M. S., Sacramento, G. A., Cruz, J., Carvalho, M., De Olivera, D., Hagan, J. E., Adhikarla, H., Wunder, E. A., Coêlho, D. F., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, S. C., Ribeiro, G. S., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. & 5 others, Nogueira, M. L., Reis, M. G., Marques, E. T. A., Cummings, D. A. T. & Ko, A. I., Feb 8 2019, In : Science. 363, 6427, p. 607-610 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Scopus citations

Identification of mosquito bloodmeals collected in diverse habitats in Malaysian borneo using COI barcoding

Young, K. I., Medwid, J. T., Azar, S. R., Huff, R. M., Drumm, H., Coffey, L. L., Jason Pitts, R., Buenemann, M., Vasilakis, N., Perera, D. & Hanley, K. A., Jun 2020, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 5, 2, 51.

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Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Identification of dengue fever cases in Houston, Texas, with evidence of autochthonous transmission between 2003 and 2005

Murray, K. O., Rodriguez, L. F., Herrington, E., Kharat, V., Vasilakis, N., Walker, C., Turner, C., Khuwaja, S., Arafat, R., Weaver, S. C., Martinez, D., Kilborn, C., Bueno, R. & Reyna, M., Dec 1 2013, In : Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 13, 12, p. 835-845 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

Identification of a new newcastle disease virus isolate from Indonesia represents an ancestral lineage of class II genotype XIII

Forrester, N. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P., Ksiazek, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Aug 1 2013, In : Virus Genes. 47, 1, p. 168-172 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 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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Open Access

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Nyamiviridae

ICTV Report Consortium, Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of General Virology. 98, 12, p. 2914-2915 2 p., 000973.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

History and Emergence of Zika Virus

Gubler, D. J., Vasilakis, N. & Musso, D., 2017, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 216, p. S860-S867

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

34 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
13 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
1 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
3 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Genomes of viral isolates derived from different mosquitos species

Sadeghi, M., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Phan, T. G., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. & Delwart, E., Oct 15 2017, In : Virus Research. 242, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 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

Genetic characterization, molecular epidemiology, and phylogenetic relationships of insect-specific viruses in the taxon Negevirus

Nunes, M. R. T., da Silva, S. P., Cardoso, J. F., de Oliveira, R. S., da Silva Lemos, P., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Apr 1 2017, In : Virology. 504, p. 152-167 16 p.

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25 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

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

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

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

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
82 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 1 2011, In : Nature Reviews Microbiology. 9, 7, p. 532-541 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

166 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 1 2013, In : Future Microbiology. 8, 2, p. 155-176 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

74 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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 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

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

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.

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21 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

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

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.

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17 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
Open Access
3 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.

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100 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

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

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

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

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

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