World Health Organization
Central African Republic


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Committee: World Health Organization Topic: THE RISE OF ZIKA VIRUS Country: Central African Republic

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that is spread by the Aedes species of mosquito, the mosquito also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses.The two known species responsible for Zika transmission are the Aedes albopictus, known as the Asian Tiger mosquito, and the Aedes aegypti species. The Zika virus was first identified in monkeys in Uganda in 1947. The first human case, however, was detected in Nige...

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