Scientists say Zika virus unlikely to spread in East Africa
Sunday February 7 2016
Scientists say the mosquitoes responsible for the virus have been on the continent for a very long time, hence the level of risk of infection is minimal. FOTOSEARCH | TEA GRAPHIC
According to researcher, Africans may have developed immunity to the Zika virus as a result of their exposure to the many related viral infections.
The Zika virus has appeared in more than 23 countries in the Americas and Europe. It is transmitted through bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
WHO is also working to curb the spread of the virus by bolstering surveillance of reported cases, setting up labs to run tests for the disease, issuing health recommendations, supporting research and helping countries eliminate mosquitoes.