Researches have reported a breakthrough in the search for a treatment for Zika virus. To better understand this report, you will need to know the following words: antibody, vaccine and immune system.Researchers have discovered an antibody that greatly reduces infection with Zika. This antibody could possibly be made into a vaccine to protect people against the virus.Researchers named the antibody ZIKV-117. An antibody is an immune system protein.Researchers got the antibody from a Zika patient. Then they tested the antibody in pregnant mice infected with Zika.
   Zika can cause severe problems in newborns. The most worrisome is microcephaly. Microcephaly causes babies to be born with very small heads and brains. Researchers and doctors also think that Zika causes a rare and severe disease called Guillain-Barre. Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in your peripheral nervous system.

    Zika, which is carried by mosquitoes, is currently spreading through the Americas.