The world’s biggest internet portal Zoho will soon become the world’s first online retailer to sell Zika virus vaccines.
Zoho, which was launched in 2012, is owned by eBay, which has a stake in Zoho that was acquired by Amazon in August 2015.
The company said it was looking to sell about $1bn worth of vaccine in the next two months.
The company also said it planned to open a medical supply store in Brazil in 2018.
Zoho has not yet said what it will sell to the world, but the company’s co-founder, Richard C. Condon, said on Thursday that he expected that the vaccine would be sold in the US, Europe and other countries.
The US, where the first cases have been reported, will be the biggest buyer of the vaccine, Condon said.
Zogo said that it had not been contacted by US health officials, but that it would make “an informed decision” on the matter.
“We will have an open conversation with our partners in the United States, which are also our partners,” Condon told Reuters.
“We are working with the US and the CDC on the Zika situation and we will be making an informed decision in the coming weeks,” he said.
In the US the first batch of vaccines was sold in December, with another batch expected in February.
The Zika virus has killed more than 4,000 people in the country, with about 700 confirmed cases and another 3,000 suspected cases, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
About 70% of those who contracted the virus were women.
More than half of the infected have recovered from their infections, but more than 40% have returned to their homes with symptoms.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a high risk of local transmission of the virus to the rest of the world.