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Zika Virus

What is Zika? Zika is a virus that is commonly transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. Infection can lead to fever, rash, joint pain and pink eyes. There is a risk with Zika infection in pregnant women as it can cause serious problems to the baby. History of Zika This virus was originally found in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. Since then there have been outbreaks in 2007, 2013 and most notably in Brazil in 2015. The first case of a birth defect from Zika infection in the US was in January 2016 in Hawaii and the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection was in February 2016 in Texas.[1] How does it spread? Zika is primarily transmitted from mosquito bites, but can also be spre

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