10 Frightening Facts About The Zika Virus

It Was First Discovered in Monkeys

When the Zika virus was first documented in 1947 in Uganda, it was discovered in monkeys, not humans. It wasn’t until 1952 that it was first identified in humans.

It Can Be Sexually Transmitted

While the Zika virus is primarily spread through being bitten by an infected mosquito, there have also been two cases reportedly spread through sexual contact.