Fruit flies are dangerous insects that transmit the Zika virus through their saliva.
The most common type of fruit fly, the Brazilian whitefly, carries the virus on its wings, and is most dangerous in humans.
Fruit flies spread the virus through biting, and some people get the virus in contact with infected fruit.
If you catch a fruit fly you may get the disease.
What you should know: Symptoms of the fruit fly bite include: yellowing of the skin or eyes (it may also show on the skin)