mosquito borne disease
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said this will help the missionaries stay warm, ride bikes, and protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.
The race for a vaccine has started, and several companies have already announced a schedule to begin human trials in the near future. Unlike HIV, for which making a vaccine has turned out much more challenging than originally anticipated, the genome of the Zika virus is not very diverse.
It's years away, at minimum.
While Zika virus isn't spreading in the U.S., experts say it's only a matter of time.
While the connection between the two conditions is "highly likely," it's difficult to confirm the link.
The mosquito-borne illness may cause birth defects that include a small head and developmental problems.
The U.S. agency is sending a team to Brazil to conduct more studies on the risks facing pregnant women.