Deadly Viruses: Zika Infection, Ebola Crisis, MERS, Flesh Eating Viruses And More

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Deadly Viruses

1. Brazil, which is currently experiencing the world’s largest outbreak of Zika, says the number of babies born with suspected microcephaly since October has reached nearly 4,000, compared to 150 in all of 2014

2. Scientists find cases of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome may be the most obvious cases linking the Zika virus to neurological disorders.

3. Health officials in the U.S. are worried about the possible spread of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to abnormal brain development in children.

4. The virus is transmitted by the Aedes genus mosquito and has been linked in Brazil to microcephaly, a condition affecting infants that causes an abnormal smallness of the head associated with incomplete brain development.

5. Just when you thought a Zika outbreak couldn’t get more frightening, health officials now face another problem: the virus can be transmitted through sex.

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