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Finding Zika

You might need a microscope to find research on Zika virus

Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry explains how his company breeds genetically modified mosquitos whose eggs are sent to countries like Brazil in an effort to eliminate populations of wild mosquitos that carry diseases like Zika virus and dengue
(Kristy Siegfried/IRIN)

Only 40 medical articles were published on Zika virus in 2015. In just a month and a half, the total in 2016 is 54. 

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