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Zika

[zee-kuh] /ˈzi kə/
noun
1.
Also called Zika fever, Zika disease, Zika virus disease. an illness caused by a chiefly mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus , typically characterized by mild fever, rash, and joint pain.
2.
the virus that causes this illness; Zika virus.
Origin of Zika
1950-1955
1950-55; < Luganda zika overgrown; the virus was first identified in a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest in Uganda
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