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Zika: Who Is at Risk? What Are the Effects?

To date, 25 countries have reported locally-transmitted cases of Zika  — a virus spread through mosquito bites with no known vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to declare the virus a public health emergency, although its director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan said it is spreading “explosively” across the Americas. The virus has been linked to a medical condition known as microcephaly, a disabling birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and...

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