Zika Virus: How a mosquito bite can affect fetal development

1 Mai 2016
Mai 2016, Vol.5, no.2

Origin of the virus, responsible vectors, symptoms and correlation with microcephalyBy Julie Blouin, RQR Network Manager

The Zika virus was isolated for the first time in 1947 from a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest in Uganda in Africa by scientists who were conducting research on yellow fever.
In 1952, the first case was detected in human and sporadic cases (about 14 documented cases) were then detected in the following years.