Zika strain reported on African island for first time

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can carry Zika as well as Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma

A strain of a virus which can lead to brain defects in newborns has been discovered for the first time in Africa, the UN has confirmed.

The Zika virus has been detected in some 26 countries in the Americas but has now been identified on the island archipelago of Cabo Verde off the west coast of Africa.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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