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The Zika virus has arrived Africa, says WHO

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The World Health Organization today said that the strain of Zika virus that brought on gigantic flare-up in Brazil has been found in Africa, interestingly.

The feared disease is at present in Cape Verde and has so far influenced more than 7,000 persons, with 180 pregnant thought to have been influenced and three infants conceived cerebrum harmed with microcephaly brought about by the infection.

Zika has been associated with extreme neurological issue that frequently make children be conceived with little brains.

According to the BBC, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti advised Africans against unprotected sex and mosquito nibbles.

She said: “This data will help African nations to re-assess their level of danger and adjust and build their levels of readiness.”

There have been more than 1,300 affirmed instances of microcephaly in Brazil. Researchers say the ailment is brought on by mosquito chomps and can be transmitted from tainted persons.

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