According to the BBC, researchers have cautioned that a fresh Zika virus outbreak may be closer than we believe.
According to experts, a single mutation would be enough to cause an explosive spread, and the world should be on the watch.
The Zika virus was labelled a worldwide health emergency in 2016, with infected mothers giving birth to thousands of brain-damaged children.
Experiments and lab studies published in Cell Reports indicate that even countries that have developed protection to prior forms of the virus may be harmed.
This is due to the virus’s ability to swiftly change and form new versions.
Although the findings are speculative for the time being, they serve as a reminder that COVID is not the sole threat to people.
Zika is mostly transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitos, although it can also be transferred sexually. The insects are found almost everywhere except Canada and Chile where they cannot survive due to the cold.
It is the most hazardous for kids in the pregnancy, causing brain tissue damage and microcephaly.
Because there is no curative therapy, it is advisable to avoid being bitten.