February 2016

Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

9th February, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the Zika Virus, which is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is an emergency to global public health.

Evidence suggests that pregnant women who have contracted the Zika Virus at any stage during pregnancy could have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with Microcephaly (an abnormally small head that is associated with incomplete brain development).