Pacific Island of Tonga is Testing First Mice and Humans for Deadly Zika Virus

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Pacific Island of Tonga is Testing First Mice and Humans for Deadly Zika Virus

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Deadly Zika virus has spread to the Pacific Island of Tonga and the World Health Organization declared a world health emergency because of continuing Zika outbreaks.

FOX’s Lilian Woo reports from Atlanta:

Kala Chamaluai has been around mosquitoes her whole life in the tin town of Pago Pago.

But now the 25-year-old’s been bitten by something never seen before.

She, her family and four friends are among the first patients in the world tested for the Zika virus after local authorities reported a microcephaly case earlier this year.

Chamaluai says, “I got it only a month ago and I get that feeling every time I’m touched.”

Chamaluai recently told local television about her symptoms and health complications she and her friends have suffered since August.

Doctors say two months after Chamaluai first felt any symptoms, the infection is proving to be very deadly for thousands across the Pacific.

Lilian Woo, FOX News.

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