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Could European mosquitoes transmit Zika virus?

The ongoing Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has now had confirmed cases in the UK and other parts of Europe. The disease appears to be linked to an increase in babies born with microcephaly as well as a serious … Continue reading

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What is Zika virus?

In the past few weeks, there have been a number of reports about the rise of Zika virus, another member of the family that includes yellow fever virus, dengue virus and West Nile virus. But what is Zika virus? How is … Continue reading

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