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The Devastating Zika Virus Explained

Zika virus is affecting hundreds of thousands of people across South America but what is this devastating virus?

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Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil

“In May, 2015, locally acquired cases of Zika virus—an arbovirus found in Africa and Asia-Pacific and transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes—were confirmed in Brazil. The presence of Aedes mosquitoes across Latin America, coupled with suitable climatic conditions, have triggered a Zika virus epidemic in Brazil.”

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