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Zika digital timeline

The history of Zika virus is a digital timeline with videos, infographics, documents, studies, and maps, that depict the story of the disease from when it was first identified in 1947 to 2016, when WHO announced a public health emergency.

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The history of Zika virus

This timeline summarizes the spread of Zika infection, country by country, from the earliest discovery in 1947 to the latest information as of 7 February 2016. Zika virus infection appears to have changed in character while expanding its geographical range.

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