Not surprisingly and like with Ebola virus that the US CDC had a patent for years ago, Zika virus (ATCC® VR-84™) was patented in 1947 by the Rockefeller Foundation!
Zika virus research and its spread by mosquitoes has been found by Bill Gates –
Oxford Insect Technologies, a British biotech company, has developed the insect with funds from the Bill and Gates foundation. It conducted the first outdoor trials with transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman in autumn 2009.
GM Mosquitoes deployed en masse in South and Central America
Released in Brazil by Oxitec: