Background: Zika is a worldwide pandemic dreadful viral transmission through Aedes mosquito
vector. It significantly causes fever, joint pain or rash, and conjunctivitis. Pregnant mothers suffering
from Zika viral infection may have fetal abnormalities due to severe neurological problems, characterized
by microcephaly along with Guillain-Barré syndrome, issuing ZIKV a major public health concern
as declared by the World Health Organization. There is hardly any FDA approved anti-Zika viral
Objective: Therefore, it is a big panic for the scientists to destroy the virus completely by generating potent
Methods: For the purpose, various Zika viral targets were explored by structure-based design in the present
review in connection with the discovery of various synthetic and natural sourced inhibitors against
Results: The structure-based drug design tools such as x-ray crystallography and molecular docking reported
various co-crystallized ligands and Zika virus inhibitors.
Conclusion: Such inhibitors could further be modified for the design of highly active leads to combat
Zika virus utilizing chemoinformatics modules.