The epidemic spread by bites of infected Aedes Species Mosquitos
There were about 30,000 infections caused by the zika virus.
There is no cure and it hasn't been stopped. You can prevent it by putting on insect repellent and wear long sleeved shirts and pants to not get bites. There is also no vaccine to prevent getting the zika virus.
The zika virus was first discovered in 1947 by a rhesus macaque monkey.