Zika virus infection

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

WHO Declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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Zika virus infection is spreading even faster (In LIthuanian)

Last updated: 03-12-2023