By Alli Ehlinger, and Jillian Thielen
How to get the Zika virus
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Zika is a disease, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito" (cdc.gov) (2016)
Symptoms of Zika
" The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes)" "Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects". (cdc.gov) (2016)
Where, and When did the Zika virus first show up?
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda". "In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected and since then". (cdc.gov) (2016)
How Many Countries has the Zika Virus reached?
"outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands". "Zika outbreaks have probably occurred in many locations. Before 2007, at least 14 cases of Zika had been documented". (cdc.gov) (2016)
Spread of Zika
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the United States has 31 confirmed cases in 11 states and the District of Columbia". "All are travel-related", said Lyle Petersen, director of CDC’s vector-borne disease division, and "this number is increasing rapidly."
( World Heath Organization) (2016)
Prevent of Spreading Zika
"Developing laboratory tests to diagnose Zika and providing guidance to travelers and Americans living in areas with current outbreaks". (cdc.gov) (2016)
"There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available". ( World Heath Organization) (2016)
" They try to kill the mosquitoes" (cdc.gov) (2016)
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