Earth & Conservation

Could This Fish Help Stop the Zika Virus?

The World Health Organization is encouraging any efforts to stop the virus right now.

The world has been searching for a Zika virus vaccine since the recent outbreak in South America sparked global health concern. Now, Brazilian health officials are hoping that a guppy known as Poecilia Reticulata can help stop the virus from spreading. These fish actually feed on the larvae of the Aedes mosquito that carries Zika, which could help curb their reproduction rate. The World Health Organization is on board with using the fish because they're encouraging nearly all methods for eradicating the virus at this point in time.