Zika virus disease – fact sheet

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), CUPE National Health and Safety Branch, 2016

From the introduction:
Recently, a new disease known as Zika virus disease (Zika) has gained world-wide attention. First diagnosed in the 1950’s in Central Africa, it has recently made headlines with significant outbreaks in South American, Central America, and Caribbean Nations. Having been completely unseen in the western hemisphere, there has been little to no exposure to the virus by the general population, leading to low immunity and a high rate of infection. ….