Climate, air travel maps identify countries in Africa, Asia at greatest risk of Zika virus

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 14:31 in Health & Medicine

Many countries across Africa and Asia-Pacific may be vulnerable to Zika virus outbreaks, with India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh expected to be at greatest risk of Zika virus transmission due to a combination of high travel volumes from Zika affected areas in the Americas, local presence of mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika virus, according to a new modelling study.

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