Zika Virus Outbreak

Zayda, Maria, & Autumn

All about Zika

The Zika Virus is "spread to people primarily though the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito." "You wont usually have symptoms, but if you do the most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other not so common symptoms are muscle pain and headaches." "Scientists are genetically modifying mosquitoes so they can breed with the infected mosquitoes and the offspring will die, and the Zika virus will slowly fade away. While scientists are trying to kill the virus, here are some ways you can prevent from getting the virus: You could wear long sleeves and put on bug spray." "Currently there is no vaccine or medicine to treat the virus or to prevent it."


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Where is Zika

"The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda." "It is currently in 47 different countries." "The virus is spreading is spreading so quickly because more mosquitoes are biting infected people and mating with infected mosquitoes, so more mosquitoes are getting the virus and spreading it."

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GMO Mosquitoes

According to PBS "While they are still in the lab, they’re given an antidote that keeps the disease at bay. Once they are released, they find a female and breed. But their offspring inherit the gene that causes the fatal disease. With no antidotes in the wild, they die not long after they are hatched, before they can breed."

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