Zika Timeline

(Updates with first U.S. death)
The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its
discovery nearly 70 years ago:
    1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify
the virus in a rhesus monkey
    1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest
    1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania
    1954: Virus found in Nigeria
    1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equatorial Africa
    1969-83: Zika found in equatorial Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia
and Pakistan
    2007: Zika spreads from Africa and Asia, first large outbreak on Pacific
island of Yap
    2012: Researchers identify two distinct lineages of the virus, African and
    2013-14: Zika outbreaks in French Polynesia, Easter Island, the Cook Islands
and New Caledonia. Retrospective analysis...
Fonte: www.zika-news.com