The Buzz on Zika – Protecting Workers against the Zika Virus
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Zika virus has recently emerged as a disease
of significant public health concern. Currently, a
large outbreak is occurring in South America and
moving up into North America. The virus has the
potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes
capable of spreading the virus are found.
WHAT’S THE DANGER?
Zika infection can cause birth defects, including
abnormal brain development, and post-infectious
neurological complications. The mosquitoes
that carry the virus can also carry other viruses,
including yellow fever and West Nile.