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AmpathChat #36 - Zika Virus Declared A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern

Chemical Pathology

Feb 28, 2017 | Chemical Pathology

Dr Pamela Moodley

The Zika virus belongs to the family of viruses, Flaviviridae. The term “flavi”, translated from Latin, means “yellow”, as the disease most commonly associated with this group of viruses is yellow fever, which can cause jaundice in infected individuals. Flaviviridae mostly circulate among ticks and mosquitoes, which can then transmit the viruses to humans.

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