Zika Outbreak Could Be Over in 3 Years, Study Predicts

July 14, 2016 6:36 PM

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Zika Outbreak Could Be Over in 3 Years, Study Predicts

The current Zika outbreak taking place in much of South and Central America will be largely over in three years' time, a new study predicts.

That's because once someone is infected with Zika, the individual appears to become immune to the virus, meaning he or she can't get sick a second time. This leaves fewer and fewer people at risk for infection over time, the researchers said.

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