Lack of funding is why scientist have not been able to do more. Scientists say not nearly is being done before the virus sparks a global emergency. We do not have a medicine or vaccine to treat the infection. Only one in five people show symptoms of the disease and don't seek medical treatment - meaning Zika is a benign illness for the vast majority of patients.
The virus is spreading quickly and what makes it so scary is that Scientists probing the rapid onslaught of the virus claim pregnant women can catch it through unprotected sex. The best way to prevent infections is using DEET, covering most of the body with long pants and shirts and staying inside. The CDC Director Tom Frieden said "There have been isolated cases of spread through blood transfusion or sexual contact. The virus is in the blood for about a week. How long it remains in the semen is something that needs to be studied more."