Zika Virus and Microcephaly

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Until now, scientists have been cautious about definitely linking Zika virus infections with the birth defect microcephaly which causes an abnormally small head and damaged brains. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now says there is sufficient evidence to prove this link.

PositiveTip: To prevent Zika infections when in infected areas avoid mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission by using condoms or do not have sex with those potentially exposed to the virus.