Ugandan forest where Zika hides

01 February 2016 - 02:19 By AFP

As we walk down the winding path through dense jungle Gerald Mukisa noisily kicks up dry leaves to give warning of our approach, noting that the hot late afternoon is "snake time". The forest is calm. Only the sound of insects, birdsong and the rustle of monkeys in the canopy above disturb the air.It was here in the thick woodland of Zika forest, 25km from Uganda's capital, Kampala, that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was discovered in 1947.

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