Who Is Who: Doctors Fighting Zika Virus
Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. In 1952, it was identified in humans and since has spread through various continents. Since 2015, the virus has become an epidemic spreading rapidly and most recently entering into the United States. North, South and Central America were hit the hardest this last year.
Limited resources have made it really hard to tame the disease and in many cases identify its symptoms. Zika can be asymptomatic and contagious, which is the reason why it has spread so viciously.
In our study, we found that pregnant women pose the highest risk if they contract the disease. The Zika virus has serious consequences if it reaches the fetus of a pregnant woman. In the cases we studied, we discovered how severe the disease can be for both mother and child. One mosquito bite can lead to lifelong mental and physical challenges.
Our research highlights the doctors who have treated Zika first hand. Their stories shines a light on the severity of the disease. Doctors and scientists are fighting hard battling this epidemic, with no vaccine yet approved by the FDA.
These doctors are in the front lines treating patients and spreading awareness. The virus is now in the U.S. and will continue to spread until a cure is found. Educate yourself on the Zika Virus and learn how to protect yourself from this contagious disease!
Our exclusive free e-book contains case studies and personal stories of the heroes fighting the disease.