Researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Wellcome Trust Programme will soon embark on a study to establish the presence of the Zika virus in Kenya and other East African Countries.

The UK’s Medical Research Council Zika Rapid Response Initiative is giving $1.4 million with additional funds from the Wellcome Trust and the Newton Fund to the study which will be conducted in Kilifi County on Kenya’s coast for 18 months in order to investigate the nature of the risk posed by zika virus in the East African Region.

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