What is Zika, where did it come from and how is it transmitted?
This is a disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. The virus was first isolated in 1947 from rhesus monkey samples, in the Zika forest in Uganda. The virus was named after the region where it was first collected.The main route of transmission is through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. About 4 days (can be 3-12 days) after being bitten by an infected mosquito the patient can start to exhibit the first signs and symptoms.
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Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week
Bringing the Region together to stop the spread of Zika and protect our communities against other diseases spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito including Dengue and Chikungunya.