Zika Virus Rapidly Spreading

Zika Virus Rapidly Spreading

As it rapidly spreads, the Zika virus could already be appearing in countries that are popular travel destinations. With summertime coming and international vacationing increasing, this viral phenomenon will meet travelers head-on. In 1947, in an overgrown tropical forest near Entebbe in Uganda, Zika was first isolated. The Aedes, a genus of mosquitoes, was identified […]

Scrambling to Deal With Zika and Mosquitos

Scrambling to Deal With Zika and Mosquitos

It is man versus mosquito. For centuries, mosquito-born illnesses have plagued mankind, but none have gone from a little known, not serious virus to a potential worldwide health crisis as fast as Zika. As the virus spreads rapidly through the Americas, public health officials and pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines are scrambling to stay to […]