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Transmission, Symptoms and prevention of zika virus

The Zika virus, first identified in Uganda in 1947, is transmitted by the same type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, yellow fever, and chikungunya virus. A mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. Outbreaks did not occur outside of Africa until 2007, when it spread to the South Pacific. Continue Reading

Do you know these 20 facts about the zika virus?

facts about zika virus

Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in a rhesus monkey in Uganda, was first detected in humans in 1952. The virus made its way from Africa to Asia in the late 1960s to early 1980s,  later making its way to South America and North America. The World Health Organization (WHO)  has declared the Zika virus to be a public health emergency, earlier this year.With Zika virus spreading through the Americas and rest of the world here are few facts that you should know.  Continue Reading