Zika virus is endemic in North, Central and South America as well as in parts of Africa and Asia.
The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti). The prenatal transmission of the virus from pregnant women to the unborn child and the transmission through sexual intercourse and blood transfusions are also of great importance. The Zika virus was first detected in a rhesus monkey in Uganda in 1947.
The SERION ELISA classic Zika Virus IgG and IgM tests are qualitative and quantitative immunoassays for the detection of human antibodies in serum or plasma directed against Zika virus. The assays support the diagnosis of Zika virus infections and can be used in epidemiological studies.
The SERION ELISA classic Zika Virus IgG and IgM tests are based on recombinant NS1 proteins as antigens to ensure a specific antibody detection. Potential cross reactivities with IgG and IgM antibodies directed against other flaviviruses are practically excluded. Furthermore, the expression in an eukaryotic cell system results in a native virus structure for the sensitive detection of IgM antibodies.
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