ATLANTA, GA--Although Zika may sound like the name of an exotic goddess, by now, we all know the ugly truth!
The biggest confusion is over how you get it.
First, the CDC reported the mostly likely way to be infected was through a mosquito bite. But now, they're reportedly investigating 14 potential cases of Zika that were transmitted through sexual contact. Dallas has the dubious distinction of being ground zero for the first case in the U.S. where the virus was sexually transmitted.
But, this isn't the first time Big D has been at the epicenter of a crisis. We were also the first city to have a case of Ebola in the U.S. and the first where someone actually died from it. Just like Zika's unexpected twists, the after-effects of Ebola are surprising the experts.
Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey got the disease in 2014 while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone. Now, she's back in the hospital for the third time.
Another survivor, doctor Ian Crozier was declared free of the virus and didn't see it coming back in his eye less than two months later. But it did.
Dallas survivor Nina Pham says she's still dealing with side effects from the deadly disease including liver problems, hair loss and fatigue. Her biggest fear? If she can risk having children for fear of passing the virus on to them.
When it comes to epidemics, seems like the worst case scenario may really be the worst case!