2015–16 Zika virus epidemic


An epidemic of Zika fever, caused by Zika virus, began in Brazil and affected other countries in the Americas from April 2015 to November 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the epidemic in November 2016.[1] It is said that 1.5 million people were infected by Zika virus in Brazil.[2] The epidemic also affected other parts of South and North America, as well as several islands in the Pacific.[3]

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  1. "WHO: Zika Virus No Longer International Emergency But Still a Threat". Newsline. November 21, 2016. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  2. Boadle A, Brown T, Orr B (18 February 2016). "U.S., Brazil researchers join forces to battle Zika virus". Reuters. Brasilia. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. "Zika Map - Virus & Contagious Disease Surveillance". HealthMap. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.