Congress has yet to come to an agreement on appropriating money to fund Zika virus research, but that hasn’t stopped Kansas State University researchers from studying the disease.
Scientists at K-State acquired samples of Zika from the CDC. The work has been going on at the Biosecurity Research Institute.
“We certainly hope and believe that we’re moving the knowledge and science forward,” says Biosecurity Research Institute Director Steve Higgs.
He says they’re studying how the virus infects mosquitos and what types of mosquitos can spread the infection.