Emergencies preparedness, response

Zika: mapping the emerging evidence

In the interest of promoting research and development, WHO has compiled the following list of freely-accessible external scientific resources relevant to Zika virus.

The inclusion of links to relevant scientific resources should not be understood to be an endorsement by WHO of the relevant sites, or the conclusions of the scientific research published on those sites, and WHO accepts no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of their content.

WHO is not responsible for the content of external websites.

This compilation does not purport to be exhaustive. Requests for inclusion of additional scientific resources relevant to Zika virus in the compilation may be sent to the following email address: bulletin@who.int

The decision to include any additional resources in the compilation will be taken by WHO at its sole discretion.

The World Health Organization acknowledges financial support provided by the Wellcome Trust towards the development of this compilation.


1. Preprint servers:

2. Ongoing research

3. Databases


4. Open access publishing platforms and aggregators

5. Free and/or open access resources from scientific publishers3

6. Discussion fora

7. Multilingual resources




8. Data visualization

1As described here: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/03/06/042382
2A site that allow users to compare genetic sequences, methods described in: http://www.zoores.ac.cn/EN/10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.2.110#/
3Including channels and collection of articles established specifically for the Zika outbreak and where users can find advance online publications.
4Articles will be freely available until 30 September 2016.

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