Zika Virus

The Zika Virus is carried by mosquitoes but people only found it seventy years ago and yet it’s been around for ages. It was found in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda with a monkey that had caught it.The scientists did some investigating and found it could spread to people. The symptoms are a fever, rash, sore joints and an eye infection but people don’t even know they’ve caught it. It has spread across almost thirty countries but thank goodness Australia’s not one of them, it is actually least likely to spread to Australia. Scientists believe if pregnant woman get bitten it can deform their baby with a smaller head or smaller brain. So if it hasn’t killed anyone how dangerous can it be?

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