Zika: what we know and don’t know

  • Doudou Diop
  • Dirga Sakti Rambe
  • Melvin Sanicas


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.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Doudou Diop
EPLS Biomedical Research Center, Saint-Louis, Senegal
Dirga Sakti Rambe
Faculty of Medicine of University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Melvin Sanicas
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1937-8688