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HashtagVOA: #ZikaVirus


Zika is a real virus that poses a high risk to pregnant women in South and Central America, the Caribbean and now the Southern United States. The virus is carried by mosquitos. If a pregnant woman is bitten and contracts Zika, the virus can harm the baby, causing a birth defect known as microcephaly. On this week’s HashtagVOA, we’ll get the latest on Zika and the dangers, plus learn what some public health officials plan to do to alert and protect those most at risk.

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