As the Zika virus is in the news everywhere around the world, many people are looking for information about the virus: what is the Zika virus, should I be worried about the virus, why does the virus pose a threat for pregnant women? It's the perfect moment to create and share educational videos about the virus, to explain its cause, symptoms, consequences and precautions.
If you are in need of such a video (or just wish to know a bit more about the virus), Moovly gives you a head start. Here’s a simple video about the basics of Zika.
How can you use the "What is the Zika virus" video?
Would you like to use it as a template for your version? Just ask us, get a copy and modify it to your own needs.
Feel free to remove the voice over and replace it by your own voice recording or another professional voice over (such as the ones you find on Fiverr or Voices.com). Feel free to create a translated version in any language: double-click the keywords, replace them by the translated ones, and resynchronize voice and words so that the timing works well.
A couple of examples of how you can use this video template in your industry :
- Use the video in the travel industry to inform your clients about the risks this virus involves and the precautions they can take to not get infected. Of course you can also use this template to inform your clients about other travel related risks, news or updates.
- If you're in the health and pharma industry you can use the video to educate people about the virus, and the measures that have been taken so far. Or keep them up to date on the process of creating a cure for the disease and show the results that have been achieved so far.
- Teachers and students can use this video for presentations, or to explain what the Zika virus (or any other virus) is in a video that's clear and easy to understand
What is the Zika virus: voice-over script
To elaborate the Zika virus video, you can use the voice over script we used as a starting point. To get you started in no time, we've shared the voice-over script of the video below:
In 2015, the Zika virus started to spread rapidly through Latin America. The infection appears to be linked to a rapid increase in babies with abnormally small heads.
The Zika virus was discovered in subtropical forests in Africa in 1947. By the end of 2015, it had already spread across 4 continents, primarily due to increasing global travel.
Until recently, the virus was not considered dangerous, as the symptoms of the disease are relatively mild and go away after one week. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. 4 out of 5 infected people however have no symptoms at all.
Zika is most commonly transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which are active during daytime. A transmission happens when a mosquito first bytes an infected person, and then goes on to infect another person.
The infection appears to be related to the development of microcephaly, a neurological condition causing unusually small heads and brain damage in newborn babies. The growth of the virus has been linked to the steep increase of microcephaly cases.
Therefore, pregnant women have been warned to be vigilant, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy. Some officials said women should consider delaying pregnancy until more is known about the risks. Governments across the world have advised pregnant women not to travel to the affected regions.
Pregnant woman in these areas should take measures to avoid mosquito bites, like wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, using insect repellent, and staying inside in places with air conditioning.
There is no known vaccine or cure for the Zika virus. While the search for a vaccine has started, scientists are also working on ways to genetically modify mosquitoes to sterilize them. Until then, the most effective way of controlling Zika is to eliminate mosquitoes as much as possible…