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Exploring the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Zika Virus

Currently, the most prevalent mode of transmission of the Zika virus is through bites from mosquitos of the Aedes genus. One diagnostic tool that can be used to determine if a patient is positive for the Zika virus is the RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test. Scientists around the globe are working on newer tests, treatments, and vaccines to slow or halt the progression of this virus before it proliferates further.

Hayley Adams, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, DACVM
Director of Operations: Silent Heroes Foundation