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Zika Virus: Where Do We Stand in 2017?

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Kaushik Bharati, PhDZika virus (ZIKV) is a Flavivirus spread by infected Aedes mosquitoes. Although the virus has been known since 1947, its notoriety spread in 2015 with major outbreaks in Brazil and other Latin American countries as well as the Caribbean. Cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads, were reported in large numbers and sent the public health systems into overdrive in these countries. The situation worsened so much that the World Health Organizatio... Read More
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