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US issues travel warning for pregnant women on Zyka Virus

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THE OTHER MOSQUITO INFECTION. Zika virus is transmitted by daytime mosquitoes under the genus Aedes. Credit: Photo from Wikipedia
The virus is believed to cause birth defects as it can spread to the fetus and cause brain shrinkage or death

MIAMI, United States (Jan. 16, 2016) — The United States on Friday warned pregnant women to avoid travel to 14 countries including Brazil due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.

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