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WHO: Zika virus is marching through the Americas

kenny

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This is heartbreaking. :((
No vaccine.
No cure.

If a pregnant woman is bitten by the Aedes mosquito (which can carry Zika virus) her baby may be born with microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder, causing the skull and brain to be small and undeveloped.

"There have been around 3,500 reported cases of microcephaly - babies born with tiny brains - in Brazil alone since October." Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35399403

Regions of the most-affected countries are even advising women to not get pregnant.
The virus has spread to most of South and Central America and Mexico.
USA appears to be next.

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momhappy

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It is heartbreaking - I read about it a couple of weeks ago and thought that it was very concerning :((
 

december-fire

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A terrible situation and incredibly stressful for pregnant women, and their loved ones, who may have been infected and have yet to give birth.
 

arkieb1

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It was on our news today - hopefully they develop a vaccine for pregnant women to help fight it soon.
 
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