Zika Virus Gets Scarier

Zika Virus Gets ScarierZika Virus Gets Scarier

While the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly in babies was confirmed last week by scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more increasingly troubling revelations about the mosquito-borne disease, Quartz reported.

The more scientists learn about Zika, the worse the news gets for the next generation. It is a factor in premature birth, blindness and other defects in babies when their mothers are infected during pregnancy. And the mosquito responsible for most of the spread of the infection ranges more widely in the US than thought just weeks ago: 30 states rather than just 12.  As the CDC’s Anne Schuchat said: “This virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought.”