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3 Zika Cases Confirmed In Guinea Bissau; Officials Working To Identify Viral Strain

Associated Press: U.N. health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau
“The U.N. health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered in Guinea Bissau are of the same strain as the one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities in Brazil and elsewhere…” (7/4).

Reuters: Guinea Bissau confirms three cases of Zika virus, government says
“…Experts have feared the tiny nation could become a gateway for Zika’s spread to mainland West Africa, after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus was first recorded in the African island chain of Cape Verde late last year…” (Dabo/Bavier, 7/2).

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