By Annabella Civorelli
What is Zika?
Defects and Conditions
Children who are born while the mother was infected by the Zika Virus usually have severe birth defects. These defects are known as microcephaly. This is the condition where infants are born with undersized heads. There have also been cases of Guillain-Barré, a syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis, as well.
Zika is spread by mosquitoes and can also be sexually transmitted in rare cases.
Cures for symptoms: Getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, and take medicines like Tylenol® to relieve fever and pain.
They spray to kill the host (mosquitoes) to prevent the spread of Zika.
There is no cure for specifically for Zika itself
There is no medication for the prevention of defects in infants
Killing all mosquitoes can affect the ecosystem and will leave predators without prey, and plants without pollinators.