Q&A: Fighting the Zika Virus

Rose Huber ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015. 

While much about this illness remains unknown, pregnant women are among those at greatest risk. The virus may have connections to microcephaly, a congenital condition causing babies to be born with abnormally small heads.