When visiting their local clinic,
urgent care center, or family physician in Atlanta, many patients ask their doctor about
the Zika virus. You may have heard about this disease through the media
and find yourself wanting to know more about it. If so, then watch this
video to get the facts on the Zika virus.
The virus was first isolated from a captive Rhesus monkey in the Zika forest
of Uganda back in 1947, and scientists recovered it from a mosquito in
the same area a year later. The first cases of the Zika virus affecting
humans occurred in 1952, and the first large outbreak of the disease,
with a suspected 185 cases, occurred in 2007 on the Pacific island of
Yap. The Zika virus spreads when an Aedes mosquito bites an infected individual
and then moves on to bite another person.