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Zika virus n.
virus spread by mosquitoes
[Med.] Zika virus (ZIKV) is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947.

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See also:

Ziska, Zizka, zikurat, Zwickau


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