The zika virus is a global health issue especially for pregnant women because if they get it their babies can get a smaller head or brain. It has been around for seventy years and was found in the zika forest in a monkey in Uganda. Ades mosquitoes carry the virus and when bitten you get the virus. So far thirty countries have been effected. No one has died so far which is good. It effects the eyes ,ligaments and can give you a fever.