View Full Version : Zika Virus: 2 billion people in potential areas affected

04-21-2016, 02:12 AM

By learning where Zika could thrive the researchers could then predict where else may be affected. The researchers confirmed that large areas of South America, the focus of the current outbreak, are susceptible.
In total, 2.2 billion people live in areas defined as being "at risk".
The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.

04-23-2016, 01:12 AM
Mosquito-borne viruses also kill birds. The final death blow to the Carolina Parakeet may have been an introduced arbo-virus. Maybe a virus did in the magnificent Ivory-billed Woodpecker?