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Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia

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EdwinSm, View Drop Down
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    Posted: September 01 2016 at 9:34pm
This could hit hard some of the most populous countries in the world - but there does seem to be some immunity to Zika in Africa and Asia, so it is anyone's guess as how bad this could be.

Originally posted by BBC BBC wrote:

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are some of the most vulnerable to transmission, the researchers said.

They used data on air traveller numbers to help model their predictions.

However, they acknowledge that immunity to the virus could already exist in some areas and could reduce the risk....


...the researchers suggest that the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh could be particularly vulnerable to a Zika outbreak because of their limited health resources....


More than 65 countries and territories now have continuing Zika transmission.



http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37244577
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That's really true. Hope so people find their way easy out there and are safe from all these killer viruses and their carrier.
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