Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Baby with mircocephaly, linked to Zika virus

The current Zika epidemic is likely to end within three years because there will be too few people left to infect, a team of scientists is predicting.

Writing in the journal Science, they said this could lead to a gap of 10 years before the next epidemic.

The Imperial College London team created a model using data from the current outbreak in Latin America.

But a Zika expert said predicting anything with any degree of certainty was impossible.

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