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Zika hot spots

IN­DIA, CHINA, the Philip­pines, In­done­sia, Nige­ria, Viet­nam, Pak­istan and Bangladesh may be at great­est risk of lo­cal Zika out­breaks. Re­searchers have found that ar­eas that are pop­u­lous; re­ceive high vol­umes of trav­el­ers from Zika-af­fected ar­eas; have a cli­mate con­ducive to spread­ing the virus; and, have lim­ited re­sources to iden­tify and re­spond to the mos­quito-borne dis­ease may be more vul­ner­a­ble to the virus. Among the var­i­ous pa­ram­e­ters the re­searchers an­a­lysed to ar­rive at their con­clu­sions in­cluded air­line pas­sen­ger traf­fic data. The Lancet In­fec­tious Dis­eases, Septem­ber 1

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