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What We Know About Zika So Far

You may have heard about the spread of the Zika virus throughout South and Central America from news reports. Fortunately, the US has only seen isolated cases of the virus and the CDC continues to work on a vaccine. Below is a summary of what we know so far: Transmission The vast majority of reported cases in the US were contracted overseas where the most frequent means of transmission of the Zika virus is through mosquitoes. After biting someone who is infected, the mosquito spreads the Zika virus through their saliva when they bite someone else. Diagnosis and Treatment Options… Read more »