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UN Urges Communities to Mobilize to Stop Zika Spread

U.N. agencies are mobilizing communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to stop the spread of the Zika virus, which has infected tens of thousands of people in about 25 countries. The Zika virus in itself is not much of a threat. Its symptoms are mild and not life threatening. But, the virus is suspected of causing birth defects in newborn babies. More than 4,000 cases of microcephaly, a condition that causes abnormally small brains in babies, have been found in Brazil. The...

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