The Devastating Zika Virus Explained
The mosquito-borne virus is spreading through 24 regions around the world. What do we know about this strange illness?
Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil (The Lancet)
"In May, 2015, locally acquired cases of Zika virus-an arbovirus found in Africa and Asia-Pacific and transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes-were confirmed in Brazil. The presence of Aedes mosquitoes across Latin America, coupled with suitable climatic conditions, have triggered a Zika virus epidemic in Brazil."
Facts about Microcephaly (CDC)
"Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age. Babies with microcephaly often have smaller brains that might not have developed properly."