Zika Virus – 10 Facts You Should Know

By: iTopTopics Staff

1. Zika virus

Aedes mosquitoe, Zika Virus

Zika virus was first found in the Zika forest in Uganda by Yellow Fever Research Institute scientists in 1947. The virus is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, the same type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, yellow fever, and chikungunya virus. A mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night.