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What is the Zika virus?

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By Natalia Rodríguez Jockovich.

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is known to circulate in tropical climates and has caused disease outbreaks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and most recently in the Americas. The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, diseases spread through the same mosquitoes that transmit Zika, and usually include low fever or rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, appearing a few days after a person has been infected by an infected mosquito or after sexual intercourse with an infected person. Zika is generally a mild disease and most people with the virus will not even experience symptoms.

Study confirms link between Zika virus and microcephaly

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LONDON - 1 in 100 women infected with zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy runs the risk of the fetus developing microcephaly, according to a study published in the journal "The Lancet".

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Puerto Rican works with several NGOs on HIV in Latin America and Puerto Rico

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Carlo André Oliveras Rodríguez, works in public health with HIV patients in Latin America and Puerto Rico.

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