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WHO confirms first case in Africa of Brazilian-strain of Zika

WHO confirms first case in Africa of Brazilian-strain of Zika
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The Brazilian strain of the Zika virus has been found for the first time in Africa.

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The Brazilian strain of the Zika virus has been found for the first time in Africa. The World Health Organisation has confirmed an outbreak on the island chain of Cape Verde is the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil. Cape Verde has reported three cases of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by a small head size that can lead to sever development problems in babies.

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