By:Chloe and Josh
Zika on the move
How do you get the Zika Virus?
The Center of Disease Control says, "to get the Zika virus you have to get bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus."
What are the symptoms?
The Center Of Disease control says "The most common symptoms of Zika are Fever, Rash, Joint pain and conjunctivitis."
Where/when did it first show up?
"The earliest discovery was in 1947 in Africa." says Who.Int
How many countries has it reached?
The Center of Disease control states "Outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas."
Why has it spread so quickly in the past year?
" Due to the up-rise of traveling increases the spread of Zika." says the Center of Disease Control
What is being done to prevent it from spreading?
Avoiding mosquito's wear long pants, long sleeves and mosquito repellent." Says Center of Disease control
What is being done to treat the patients?
"Vaccines and antibiotics." Says the Center of disease control
How can GMO mosquito's remove the Zika-Carrying mosquito populations?
"By getting rid of the possibilities of reproducing Zika." Says Center of Disease Control
How long does the zika have effect on humans? the Center of Disease control says "several days to a week
"Zika was named after the Zika forest in Uganda." Says The Center of Disease and Control
"Fourteen cases have been documented of Zika Virus in 2007." Said who.int
"Zika Virus causes a defect of the brain called microscopically." Stated popsci.com