The Zika virus is set to spread to Europe by this summer, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
An outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly, is more likely in countries were Aedes mosquitoes are present, WHO Europe said.
Overall, the risk has been deemed “low to moderate.”
It’s highest on the island of Madeira and the Black Sea coast of Russia and Georgia, followed by France because of factors including the density of its urban population.
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