In April of 2016, reports were streaming in of Zika cases across the Americas. Each report reinforced the conventional wisdom that Zika was primarily a threat to the western hemisphere and that, so far, mainland Africa had been spared its pernicious effects. Then came a report from Guinea-Bissau.
Tag: Zika Virus
The Zika virus reached South Africa in February, with one reported case. At the time of this posting, no other confirmed cases have been reported in Southern Africa, and evidence suggests its impact here will be comparatively slight.
The World Health Organization has warned that African governments should be on the alert for the possible spread of the virus. But what is Zika virus? What are the symptoms? Watch the Zika Q&A video published by the WHO and find the answers!