Flaviviruses hijack the host microbiota to facilitate their transmission


Lejla Gul, Tamas Korcsmaros, Neil Hall
Cell, Volume 185, Issue 14,2022, Pages 2395-2397, ISSN 0092-8674


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.

Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2022.06.019