What is the Zika Virus?

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January 14, 2016

The Zika virus a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. In people, it causes a mild illness called Zika disease or Zika fever. This disease is known to occur within the equatorial belt area of Africa and Asia, since the 1950s. In the late 2000s, it appeared further east in South America and Central America. The disease is mild, non-fatal and is considered a form of dengue, which is related to…