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#AToZJamaicaChallenge: Z is for Zika (Finally, Inevitably)

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Emma ends our month long #AToZChallengeJamaica with a post that could hardly be more topical right now! And it includes her brilliantly apt question: “Is Zika making itself up as it goes along?”

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Well, this is the final chapter in the wanderings through the alphabet that my colleagues Dennis Jones, Susan Goffe and I embarked on at the beginning of the month. Sadly and ironically perhaps, it must end with a topic that we have become pretty obsessed with in the last few months. Ms. Goffe should have had this letter though, as she is far more expert on the latest mosquito-borne virus than I am!

How the Zika virus spread to our side of the world. How the Zika virus spread to our side of the world.

Both my husband and I had the Zika virus at roughly the same time. After a few twinges of joint pain (reminiscent of the joys of chikungunya – the last virus we suffered from back in 2014!) we then started to feel slightly feverish and rather tired. Then we had rashes on our arms and legs. After a day, the rashes were gone. And that was…

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  1. Thanks, Susan! Predictable, I know – but it is still a presence in our lives…

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