Monday, February 1, 2016

There is a virus that is causing serious problems in babies. The Zika Virus is spread through mosquito bites and it is causing fetal abnormalities. Babies are being born with microcephaly, which means they have a small brain and skull.

Thousands of babies in Central and South America have been born with microcephaly. This number is typically very low. One Hawaiian woman was infected during a trip to Brazil. She gave birth to a baby with microcephaly as a result.

The World Health Organization has called an emergency meeting to deal with this crisis. While it hasn’t been an issue in the continental United States yet, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are at risk.

The Doctors discussed the Zika virus in a recent show that you can see below.

Would you change your international travel plans because of this? 


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