Arkansas Officials Confirm Zika Virus Case, And It Could Spread
Health officials expect the virus to spread throughout the Americas. On Monday, it was confirmed that an Arkansas resident had the illness.By Matt Moreno | January 26, 2016
The mosquito-borne Zika virus will likely spread across South America, Central America and North America, according to a new warning from the World Health Organization.
Zika virus is thought to be linked to a rare birth defect called microcephaly that gives newborns abnormally small heads. This condition often results in an underdeveloped brain and can even cause death.
There have already been reported cases in 21 of the 55 countries and territories in the Americas, and that number is expected to grow.