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Published on 22 Jan 2016

This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents Global Health Out Loud with Sulzhan Bali & Jessica Taaffe. This week they discuss Zika virus.

Zika virus is a flavivirus named after Zika forest in Uganda. Zika virus is an arbovirus- meaning a virus transmitted via mosquito as its vector. The virus is endemic in Asia and Africa but has recently spread to Americas where it has been linked to Microcephaly in babies. Check out this segment to learn more about the virus and why its all over the news lately.