Zika virus – A Mosquito-borne illness possibly linked to birth defects – is on the rise globally

What is Zika virus? An emerging mosquito- borne virus is Zika virus. It was first identified in rhesus monkeys in Uganda in 1947. It was spotted through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. In 1952, it was spotted in humans in Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania. Subsequently, Zika virus was diagnosed in Africa, … Read more