2.6 billion people in Africa, Asia-Pacific may be at risk for Zika: researchers

TORONTO — Highly populated countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region may be vulnerable to outbreaks of Zika due to global travel patterns and climatic conditions that support the presence of mosquitoes capable of transmitting the virus, researchers say.

In a study published online Thursday in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, the researchers suggest India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh may be at the greatest risk of local...

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