What Is The Zika Virus In Brazil

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The Zika virus outbreak, the economic downturn, and the political turmoil have led to controversy about Brazil's ability to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Zika virus is spread through mosquitoes, and some parts of Brazil have tropical climates, leading to a lot of rainfall. This creates mosquito breeding grounds. When pregnant women are infected, it can cause microcephaly, which is a birth defect where the newborn has a small head. This creates many serious problems for the newborn. The problem has become dire and the world health organization has stated that pregnant women should not travel to Zika-infected areas (BBC, Rio Olympics Zika: The trouble with Aedes Aegypti). This causes fear about traveling to Brazil, which decreases the
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