While no one is sure how the virus got to South America, they know that it is spread by mosquitoes.
Given the severity of the condition, the Brazilian government says that any woman considering becoming pregnant should wait to do so until the outbreak is contained.
Since October of 2015, the infection has been found in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Suriname, Venezuela, and of course, Brazil. Even more frightening is that it's now on U.S. soil in Puerto Rico.
Make sure that you are extremely careful if you're pregnant or are planning on starting a family anytime soon. Governments around the world are racing to put an end to this madness, but in the meantime, prevention is on us.