The Zika virus has reached Venezuela. There have been at least three deaths linked to the virus according to a study made by Danilo Diaz Granados. It is spread by mosquitoes. The President gave a speech on television about the virus. There are 319 people who have been infected that health officials know about. There could be others who have the virus but are unaware that they are sick. There are almost 70 people who are in hospitals in the country who are in critical condition. Venezuela has the drugs that are needed to help them, but with the financial crisis in the country, there is a possibility of running out says Diaz Granados. The President gave thanks to other countries that have helped with the treatment of the virus. Zika virus is known to cause brain damage to babies, and it could cause issues for pregnant women. There is an international emergency that has been declared by the World Health Organization in efforts to contain the virus.