A vaccine for Zika could be tested in humans in a matter of months, according to researchers.

Scientists have been racing to find a vaccine and cure for Zika, which has affected more than 1million people in Brazil since 2014 and has also been reported in smaller numbers in other countries in recent months.

While it causes a relatively mild fever in most people, it has been linked to microcephaly, which can cause brain damage in unborn babies.

On Friday, Brazil’s Health Ministry received reports of 5,909 cases of Microcephaly since October, 641 of which had been confirmed.

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