Zika in Atlanta Facts & Prevention
The Zika virus is raising concern due to its potential to cause life-threatening complications among individuals who contract it. Due to the fact that the Zika virus emerged as a known global epidemic as recently as the end of 2015, health authorities are alarmed by the uncertainty associated with this rapidly emerging infection. Although key facts remain unknown, epidemiologists have published observations noting the immediately apparent symptoms of the Zika virus as being relatively minor. Authoritative research has proven, however, that the Zika virus can at least cause birth defects when a mother contracts it while bearing a child. Since common mosquitoes are this virus' primary agent of transmission, individuals need to understand both the proven and potential implications of the Zika virus to protect themselves and their families.