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Liberia: Zika Virus Identified in Liberia?

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Dr. Catherine Kurkett-Kamara, director of the SALT Rehabilitation Clinic in Zubah Town community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, has raised alarm over the emergence of a new disease in the country, which she classified as "Zika virus," transmitted mainly by mosquitoes.

The disease, according to Dr. Kamara, is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bites its victims in the day.

Symptoms are generally mild to include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache.

Dr. Kamara, a Liberian and a Certified Physical Therapist, is based in the United States of America. She made the disclosure to reporters recently in Monrovia.

She said that the

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