Looking back at how Zika virus emergence was handled during and after the 2015–2016 outbreak will be important for assessing how well multiple relevant stakeholders were integrated to mount a response, and can provide the groundwork to better cope with emerging infections in the future.
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This work was supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under ZIKAlliance Grant Agreement No. 734548 (to L.N. and M.L.). L.N. is senior research associate from F.R.S-F.N.R.S. and his research is also supported by F.R.S.-F.N.R.S. (J.0163.16 and J.0028.18 — CDR), the Fonds Léon Fredericq, the Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth, the Fondation Simone et Pierre Clerdent, the Belgian Science Policy (IAP-VII network P7/20), the ARC (ARC11/16-01), and the ERANET Neuron STEM-MCD; M.L. is also funded by Institut Pasteur, Inserm and LabEx IBEID.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Lecuit, M., Nguyen, L. Lessons learnt from the emergence of Zika virus. Nat Microbiol 3, 966–968 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-018-0233-4