Guinea-Bissau Zika Cases Not Same Viral Strain As Latin America’s, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Guinea-Bissau Zika cases not from Americas strain: WHO
“Zika cases found in Guinea-Bissau do not stem from the virus strain linked to a surge in birth defects in Latin America, the World Health Organization said. … While the African strain of the virus found in the country had ‘not been associated with microcephaly and other neurologic complications, further surveillance is needed,’ the U.N. health agency said, pointing out that so far there had been ‘very few confirmed cases of the African lineage’…” (9/2).

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