You hear about it on the news everyday. It is spreading. Lots of people are getting this disease. In my opinion, scientist need to research this virus and come up with a medication or vaccine for this virus to stop it from spreading more than what it already has. If this virus keeps going with out a cure, it is going to destroy mankind.
Zika virus is more dangerous than we thought because of its lasting effects. In pregnant women, it can cause the babies to be born with birth defects that impair their quality of life, and it can lead to Guillain-Barré Syndrome which causes paralysis. It is also more dangerous because it is being transmitted sexually in addition to by mosquitoes so the spread is likely to continue.
As new research comes out about the Zika VIrus, including that it was in a man's sperm for 6 months, which is longer than any other STD, it is becoming inherantly obvious that it is much more dangerous than we previously thought. It is clear that the Zika virus is a very dangerous outbreak.
We have known for some time that the Zika virus can cause severe birth defects. But, for most people, Zika causes mild flu-like symptoms that only last a few days. Women and their partners who are considering pregnancy should be cautious, but most people are not at serious risk from Zika.