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Africa Could Be Experiencing Underreported, Overlooked Zika Epidemic

The Lancet: Zika in Africa — the invisible epidemic?
“A growing body of evidence suggests that in Africa a Zika epidemic could be undetected and overlooked. … To date, at least 30 laboratory-based studies have suggested that African strains of Zika are capable of causing the same, or worse, damage to cells in the [central nervous system (CNS)], and reproductive and immune systems as the so-called Asian lineage strains circulating in the Americas…” (Nutt/Adams, 4/22).

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