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Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after Zika _____ in Uganda.
1. desert
2. river
3. hill
4. forest

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : forest

The correct answer is forest.

  • Zika Virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys.
  • In 1947, Scientists conducting routine surveillance for yellow fever in the Zika forest of Uganda isolated the Zika virus in samples taken from a captive, sentinel rhesus monkey.
  • In 1948, the virus is recovered from the mosquito Aedes africanus, caught on a tree platform in the Zika forest.
  • In 1952, the first human cases were detected in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania in a study demonstrating neutralizing antibodies to Zika virus in sera.

  •  Uganda:
    • ​Capital - Kampala
    • Currency - Ugandan shilling

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