‘Unprecedented Situation’ in Brazil as Number of Cases of Virus-Linked Birth Defect Explodes

Health officials in Brazil have warned of an “unprecedented situation” and are even urging women in some states to avoid getting pregnant as they’ve linked a rise in babies born with a serious birth defect to a mosquito-borne viral disease. The virus in question is Zika, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.  That mosquito also carries dengue and chikungunya.

Source: ‘Unprecedented Situation’ in Brazil as Number of Cases of Virus-Linked Birth Defect Explodes

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