Mosquito-born Zika fever is spreading through 20 countries in Latin America and has, even in the dead of winter, infected 31 people in the United States. A possible connection of this viral infection with a horrific birth defect has caused major alarm.
Zika virus which is a member of Flaviviridae virus family is a mosquito-borne viral disease transmitted to human beings by Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes. It is interconnected with similar pathogenic vector borne Flavivirus such as dengue, West Nile and Japanese encephalitis producing a comparatively mild febrile viral illness known as Zika fever in humans. The incubation period ranges between 3 to 12 days.