What is Zika Virus?

WEB DESK: The Zika virus is mosquito borne virus which was discovered in 1940 but it was not very well known to people because for decades its outbreak was limited with less harmful effects.

In 2016 outbreak of Zika disease has became prominent by affecting millions of people in Brazil. Scientists have estimated that it could become a lot more dangerous. It has the potential to damage brains of fetus and cause incurable lifelong psychological problems.

The evidence that Zika is linked to a terrible birth defect called microcephaly, which can be characterized by shrunken head and incomplete brain development.

What are pregnant women supposed to do about Zika?