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While scientists have been exploring bacteria for a century, and they are only in the beginning stages of exploring viruses’ types and capabilities, including how they might be used to help humans fight climate change, or even diseases.

The structure of the virus may help the development of vaccines and antivirals to counter a Zika epidemic.

This type of small-scale study could also be used to test candidate vaccines for other viruses, including the Zika virus, scientists say.