Friday, January 29, 2016

Life in the Zika epicenter: Mothers terrified children will be deformed. Babies who never stop crying. Families torn apart. How thousands of Brazil's poorest have been hit by the virus

  • Zika causes flu-like symptoms in adults, but is believed to be affecting unborn children, causing microcephaly 
  • The virus is believed to have entered Brazil during the World Cup last year, and has since spread via mosquitos 
  • There are 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly that may be connected to Zika, but link has not yet been proven
  • Officials now fear that the spread of Zika may deter visitors and athletes from travelling to the Olympics next year

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