What is the Zika virus?

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The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects.

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects.

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The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects.

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects.

Embedded below is a video posted on YouTube by the World Health Organisation, which should serve to answer some key questions about the virus: