What Exactly is The Zika Virus
January 25, 2016•10 min
The Zika virus has been front-page news. Originating in tropical countries the virus is spreading rapidly and it has been known to cause birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control have issued a travel advisory for pregnant women traveling to South America, the Caribbean and Polynesia. New Jersey reported its first case of Zika on January 20th, last week, in a woman who was traveling in Columbia. What exactly is Zika and what can you do to prevent getting it? Tune in to SMG Radio to hear infectious disease expert Dr. Redentor S. Mendiola, Jr, explain the how's and why's of the Zika virus and what you can do to protect yourself from it.