Zika virus, causes, symptoms and how to overcome. What is zika virus ? Zika virus is one type of arbovirus from the
genus Flavivirus. This virus has a very close philogenetic relationship with
other arboviruses such as dengue, yellow fever, japanes enchepalitis, and west
nile virus. This virus was first discovered in a resus monkey in the Zika
forest, Uganda in 1947. The Zika virus was later rediscovered in the Aedes
africanus species in the same forest in 1948 and in humans in Nigeria in 1954.
The zika virus again attracted attention world after the emergence of reports
of zika virus outbreaks that occurred on the island of Yap, Micronesia in 2007.