Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism, according to the American Mosquito Control Association.
As Zika virus spreads across Latin America and the Caribbean, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself.
The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, and chiefly transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It was first reported in humans in 1950s. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of 2016. There is no current vaccine to prevent the Zika and related mosquito-borne viruses.