oa South African Family Practice - Zika Virus Disease (ZVD) : another viral disease outbreak : editorial

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Just when we emerged from the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, we are inundated by another viral disease outbreak with possible global spread. This time, it is not from Africa but from South America and specifically from two countries namely Brazil and Colombia. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus disease first discovered in 1947 among rhesus monkeys from the Zika forest of Uganda, through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever.

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