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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

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