They say this virus, known as horsepox, is reportedly no danger to humans should it ever escape from the lab and it's also no threat to horses. So why recreate it? Well, the scientists involved say they wanted to prove that modern technologies have the ability to bring back to life long-extinct viruses.  But WHY? Will they next work on the version of the Black Plague that nearly wiped out Europe? Or maybe find an extinct virus millions of years old for which no living creature today has the ability to fight? And who could ever forget the Spanish Flu of 1918 that killed between 50 and 100 million people?  Still, this makes for interesting reading! It's alive! It's alive!!!

An illustration of the Zika Virus, which symptoms include mild headaches, maculopapular rash, fever, malaise, conjunctivitis, and arthralgia.