FEB 09, 2016 4:59 PM PST

How to NOT Get Bitten By A Zika Mosquito

WRITTEN BY: Kara Marker

The now-infamous Zika virus is transmitted via mosquito bite, just like other diseases including malaria. These diseases kill hundreds of thousands of people every year all over the world, and recent reports say scientists are not close to developing a Zika vaccine to protect people from infection. For now, the best way to avoid infection with Zika is to avoid any type of mosquito bite in the first place.
About the Author
I am a scientific journalist and enthusiast, especially in the realm of biomedicine. I am passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Sometimes scientific research needs a translator to effectively communicate the scientific jargon present in significant findings. I plan to be that translating communicator, and I hope to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena! Check out my science blog: ScienceKara.com.
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