Zika: The timeline

1947 - The virus is discovered in a rhesus macaque in the Zika Forest, Uganda.

1952 - The first human case is recorded, in Nigeria.

2007 - An outbreak occurs on Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia with <150 cases.

2011 - A possible case of sexual transmission of ZIKV is published.

2013-14 - A ZIKV outbreak is recorded in French Polynesia with >30,000 cases estimated.

February 2014 - A case of local transmission of ZIKV is reported on Easter