Zika Virus To Spread Across The Americas

In the past four months, authorities have received reports of almost 4,000 cases in which Zika may have caused microcephaly in newborns.

Authorities in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have advised couples to avoid pregnancy for the time being.

Zika has also been reported in the United States: three cases were detected in Florida in people who had recently traveled to Latin America. The baby’s mother was believed to have had a Zika infection while living in Brazil in May past year, with the baby probably infected in the womb.

Zika virus ‘to spread across Americas’

Via www.bbc.co.uk

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