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Information Paper on the Zika Virus (ZIKV) Outbreak in the Pacific   [open pdf - 687KB]

From the Document: "The Zika Virus (ZIKV) is primarily transmitted by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes but also by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and possibly other types of mosquitoes. Zika virus can also spread 1) During sex with a person who has Zika to partners; 2) From a pregnant woman to her fetus; and, 3) Through blood transfusion (likely but not confirmed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]). Zika Virus is present in Oceania, Central America, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa. Zika Virus is also associated with neurological complications: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly in infants born to pregnant women infected with the virus."

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