Zika is a virus spread to humans most commonly through a mosquito bite. Two types of mosquitos are known to transmit Zika. The yellow fever mosquito (Ae. aegypti) and the Asian tiger mosquito (Ae. albopictus). The yellow fever mosquito is more likely to transmit Zika.
Zika can also be spread through unprotected sex, from pregnant women to her fetus, and likely, through blood transfusions.
With all the hype surrounding legal pot in Colorado, teens may feel like everyone is using marijuana. Surveys conducted by the State of Colorado show that around 20% of high school students use marijuana regularly. This may seem like a lot, but it shows that those who use marijuana are actually in the minority.
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