Zika Outbreak Timeline: How Our Understanding of the Disease Has Changed

Our understanding of Zika has changed significantly in recent months.

ByDr. Shakira Sanchez-collins and Gillian Mohney
August 02, 2016, 3:07 PM

— -- The Zika virus was first identified in 1947 and did not receive much attention from scientists until last year's outbreak in Brazil.

Massive amounts of resources have now been dedicated to understanding and stopping the virus that has been linked to the birth defect microcephaly.

Here's a rundown at the major events of the Zika outbreak.

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