Interactive: Tracking Zika virus, country by country

It might seem like the Zika virus exploded out of nowhere in Brazil a few months ago, but the virus has been all over the world since it was discovered in Uganda in 1947. Use the button to manually navigate the globe through the years, or drag your cursor to rotate it, and click on countries to discover the distribution of the Zika virus infection and associated neurological disorders across time and geographies, starting in 1947.

Data visualization: NATALIA BRONSHTEIN

Sources: Zika virus infection. Disease outbreak news.

Zika: the origin and spread of a mosquito-borne virus.



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