Zika Virus


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

Document Type


Publication Date



Environmental Public Health | Epidemiology | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

The purpose of this public health brief is to learn about the Zika virus, the epidemiology of it, and possible solutions for the virus. The Zika virus has been present in many places such as Africa, Asia, North America, and so many more. People who live in these affected areas and anyone traveling to these places where Zika has been present is at risk, especially pregnant women or women trying to conceive. While the Zika virus has a low mortality rate, the morbidity rates are higher. Some outcomes may include eye defects, hearing loss, and impaired growth. The Zika virus can be diagnosed by health care providers through a series of questions and then blood tests to confirm. Although there are no current vaccines or cures available, there are many prevention methods you can take.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.