Cuba Reports First Locally Acquired Zika Case; Cape Verde Records Africa’s First Possible Zika-Associated Microcephaly Case

Reuters: Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country
“Cuba’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported the first case of Zika contracted in the country, in a 21-year-old woman living in central Havana and who had not been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases of Zika all involved people who had contracted the virus while abroad…” (Trotta, 3/16).

Reuters: Zika-hit Cape Verde identifies first case of microcephaly
“The Cape Verde archipelago off West Africa has identified its first case of the neurological disorder microcephaly, thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in what would be a first for the continent…” (Rodrigues/Bigg, 3/17).

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