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Pan Afr Med J. 2016 May 9;24:33. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.33.9749. eCollection 2016.

Zika: what we know and don't know.

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1
EPLS Biomedical Research Center, Saint-Louis, Senegal.
2
Faculty of Medicine of University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
3
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA.

Abstract

Since the initial reports of a link between Zika and microcephaly, researchers across the world began working toward understanding the virus. In a short amount of time, Zika has become a household name, prompting worldwide concern. The virus is spread rapidly by mosquito bites. We currently do not have a vaccine for Zika. But with the recent findings, vaccine companies are mobilizing their resources to expedite efforts to shave years off the typical decade-long process of vaccine development.

KEYWORDS:

Zika; disease; prevention; treatment; virus

PMID:
27583097
PMCID:
PMC4992390
DOI:
10.11604/pamj.2016.24.33.9749
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