The 2016 Zika Outbreak

What will Scientist Do To Stop The Zika Virus

How do you get zika

"During the first week of infection, Zika virus can be found in the blood."(cdc.gov)

What are the symotoms of Zika

"some symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, muscle soreness, and a major headache."(cdc.gov)


Extra Information

"Most people with zika don't even know they have it because symptoms are very common"(cdc.gov)

Where/when did it first show up?

"Discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947"(nytimes.com)

How many countries has it reached

According to www.cdc.gov, the Zika virus has spread to 64 different countries."(Cdc.gov)

Why has is spread so quickly in the last year

"Its perfectly new to them, which makes it much much easier to explode in the population."(pbs.org)

What is being done to prevent it from spreading?

"There are no vaccines, but the are trying to prevent the spread with GMO mosquitoes."(cdc.gov)


Extra Information

"No one can find a vaccine to get rid of the virus"(cdc.gov)

What is being done to treat the patients?

"Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, take medicine such as Tylenol."(Cdc.gov)


Extra information

"for most people the zika virus causes only a brief, mild flu-like illness."(everydayhealth.com)

How can GMO mosquitoes remove Zika-carrying mosquitoes?

"They put new DNA in the male mosquitoes so when they mate, there offspring will not have the Zika virus" (cdc.gov)

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