January 2016

Zika Virus Infection


Zika virus disease is caused by an RNA virus transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. The Zika virus is a flavivirus and is closely related to dengue virus, West Nile virus, yellow fever virus and Japanese encephalitis virus. Zika virus was first identified in rhesus monkeys in 1947 and recently there has been significant outbreaks in South East Asia, Pacific Islands and South America.

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