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Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

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ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa
The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito-borne virus and microcephaly, which until now had been circumstantial

PARIS, France (Mar. 5, 2016) — Scientists on Friday, March 4 said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain among newborns.

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Rio carnival goers tell Zika mosquito to buzz off

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SHOW GOES ON. The King Momo, Wilson Dias (R), dances with the Queen of the Carnival Clara Paixao (L) after receiving the Keys of the City, which represents the official opening of the Carnival of Rio in Brazil on February 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA
At the Zika epicenter, Brazil is simultaneously fighting mosquitoes and insisting that tourists face no danger at the Carnival or when they come to Rio in 6 months for the Summer Olympics.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Feb. 7, 2016) — A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito’s paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday, February 6, Continue reading Rio carnival goers tell Zika mosquito to buzz off