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Zika Virus Spreading

February 2, 2016

The zika virus which is linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil is spreading “explosively” and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

There is no vaccine or treatment for zika, which is like dengue and causes mild fever, rash and red eyes. An estimated 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms.

Zika is ‘strongly suspected’ to cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads and brains. So it is very serious for pregnant women if they are infected with the Zika virus.

Pregnant Kiwi women are being urged to rethink their Pacific and South America travel plans. Many travel agencies are now offering refunds.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is advising all athletes that are pregnant or hoping to get pregnant in the near future not to travel to the Rio de Janeiro games in August.

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1

My mum has this and want to cure this does anyone know how to cure this virus?????

2

Its a really cool video

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Sounds horrible

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Hope they get better

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so sad pore babies

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no it infects everyone 🙁

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ebola is still here its just its not a big deal any more because they found a cure

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it only affects pregnot babys in tum

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you cant die from it

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I would not like that at all

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yikes!!

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yeah that would be really sad.

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i hope they dont come to New Zealand. Hope they find a cure .

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Are they in the southisland

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I hope I don't die from it

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I hope they get a cure sone

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What happened to ebola?????

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It's critical that they find a cure