This paper focuses on the Zika virus. It explains what the Zika virus is and describes symptoms of the virus. Much of the paper focuses on how the Zika virus is transmitted, which is through the bite of mosquitos carrying the virus. The paper also concentrates on the health effects of the Zika virus, including the possibility of the birth defect micro encephalitis, which can occur in infants whose mothers were infected with Zika during gestation. In addition, it looks at how the virus has spread from South America throughout Central America and to the southern continental United States, as well as efforts that the states are taking to halt or slow the spread of infected mosquitos....(read more)
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