By Kristy Bleizeffer Jun 15, 2016
The Zika virus is carried by a mosquito closely related to the carrier of yellow fever, and it has been shown to cause alarming birth defects in newborn babies. So far, it’s been reported in Africa, the Caribbean, and areas of South and Central America. Do we, in the great northern state of Wyoming, have anything to worry about? Here, infectious disease specialist Mark Dowell, M.D., answers seven questions about Zika basics.