Region To Remain Vulnerable To Zika
Despite the limited number of cases reported thus far, South East Asia will be vulnerable to the Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, through which Zika spreads, is entrenched in the region and continues to grow as higher urbanisation creates environments that allow it to breed. Research on Zika has also been limited, which will affect the ability of healthcare systems to respond, especially considering the similar symptoms between Zika and dengue. As a result, there will be a medical need within the region for pharmaceutical products that can address the burden imposed by the virus.