Will Zika Virus and Microcephaly Epidemics Emerge After Ebola in West Africa The Need for Prospective Studies Now

The author discusses the emerging cases of Zika virus in Cape Verde, West Africa and the need to begin surveillance and mosquito control to prevent more transmission. The author also discusses the timeline of the epidemic, beginning in October 2015 and predicting an increase in cases of microcephaly in May/June 2016, from mothers infected with Zika virus who have not been properly screened and evaluated.
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