How to Engineer an Antibody for an Obscure Flavivirus
The rapid rise of the previously obscure flavivirus Zika virus (ZIKV) that has caused millions of infected individuals globally shows the strong potential of other presently unknown pathogens to become a major threat. Putative emerging pathogens could be other poorly characterised or even unclassified Flaviviruses. Usutu Virus (USUV) – presently insufficiently described – and West Nile Virus (WNV) are mosquito-borne flaviviruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae. A film by Amelie Schoenenwald & Chiara Masnovo, Integrative Structural Biology, University of Vienna.