Zika virus - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] medical 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/ˈzi:kə ˌvaɪrəs/
  1. a virus spread by some mosquitoes that is generally not serious but can cause severe birth defects. Zika virus is also simply called Zika.

    The health authorities are on alert for travellers with Zika virus.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 22/01/2016