A quantified freeze-dried genomic standard for molecular detection of Zika virus by molecular methods will be made available via the EVAg website in early February.
It is made of an inactivated culture supernatant of strain H/PF/2013 (full sequence of the virus strain is available: GenBank KJ776791.1) with quantified genomic titre. This standard will be free (except shipment fees- but the product can be sent at room temperature). A batch will be made available to South-American partners for local distribution.
A second standard prepared from recent Caribbean strain will be made available in the next weeks.
Please visit the http://global.european-virus-archive.com/evag-news/zika-virus-diagnostics for further details.