LONDON — If you want to know how the Zika virus has spread in South Africa and the United States, look no further than the arrival of a new strain of the virus in the United Kingdom.
That’s according to a new analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and it may be the first time that a strain of Zika has been isolated in the country.
The research was published in the journal PLoS ONE.
A spokesperson for the London-based hospital said that they were unable to provide further details on the study, but it was likely to have been conducted in collaboration with a leading laboratory.
The UK’s public health minister, Andrew Lansley, said the country is already well on its way to meeting the goal of reducing the Zika-related deaths in the UK by 60 percent by the end of 2020.
As of January 1, South Africa had recorded more than 2,700 deaths from Zika-associated complications.
The United States recorded more deaths from the virus than any other country, with more than 6,400 cases reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 2 million people in South and South-East Africa are currently infected with Zika, according a recent report by the United Nations Health Organization.
Lansley said the British public health strategy is based on the assumption that “the spread of Zika virus in a country is unlikely to be prevented, and is therefore not an option.”
Zika is a virus that can cause mild to severe illness.
The disease causes a rash, fever and joint pain.
It’s transmitted through sexual intercourse and is transmitted through mosquito bites.
In South Africa, the virus is spreading in an alarming manner and is now affecting almost everyone, according the WHO.
The government has banned travel and has introduced measures to control the spread of the disease.
At least 3,500 people have died of Zika-induced complications in South African hospitals since January 1 and an additional 3,000 people have tested positive for the virus, according an Associated Press news report.
Health experts in South America have warned that there is no cure for the disease, and the World Health Organization has said it is concerned that Zika is spreading as rapidly as it is.