The Latest On Zika: Microcephaly, GBS, Transmission, Prevention

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control | Zika map past 3 months and historical

What is the link between Zika and microcephaly?

US CDC | Baby with typical head size vs. baby with microcephaly and severe microcephaly

What is the link between Zika and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)?

Richardo Mazala/AP Photos

If a pregnant woman gets bitten by a Zika-carrying mosquito and gets infected, what are the chances that the baby will develop a birth defect?

Zika virus can cause severe birth defects in babies whose mothers are infected during pregnancy.

How is the Zika virus transmitted?

US CDC | How Zika spreads
Skye Gould/Tech Insider | What the mosquitoes that spread Zika and dengue look like

Is there a treatment or a vaccine?

Science News | Zika DNA Vaccine
PA Images | Zika is most commonly spread through mosquitoes.
Bloomberg | A lab technician researching a cure for Zika displays mosquitos in a test tube at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro



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Dr. Melvin Sanicas

Dr. Melvin Sanicas


Physician 🩺 Scientist 🔬 | Writes about vaccines, viruses, infectious diseases, and global health