AFTER EBOLA, TWO OTHER TROPICAL DISEASES POSE NEW THREATS

ZIKA was first discovered in Africa but was unknown to the Americans until last year. Thousands of people have been infected by the virus in Brazil. While the virus is not thought to kill, it causes microencephaly, restricted head growth that limits a child’s physical and mental abilities.

Melioidosis, a great mimicker of other diseases, transmitted by Burkholderia pseudomallei is commonly found in Southeast Asia and Northern America but can spread to non-endemic areas by import of infected animals.

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Cynthia Isuekebhor