The Zika Virus has been in the news lately. It is prevalent in South American and Mexico. Some cases of Zika have been reported in Florida. The Zika virus is a mosquito transmitted virus that usually causes mild symptoms in adults, but can cause possible birth defects when infecting pregnant women. The birth defect seems to be brain damage and resultant microcephaly (small head). There have been NO reported cases of Zika Virus originating in Louisiana at present except for (not confirmed) a couple that returned from travel in a Zika Virus endemic area.