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Zika Virus
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda where the virus was first isolated in 1947.

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