UN: Women in Zika countries should breastfeed their babies

February 25, 2016 12:30 PM

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LONDON — The World Health Organization says women in countries hit by the Zika virus should breastfeed their babies and there is no proof the virus can spread to their infants that way.

Zika has been declared a global emergency because of its possible links to a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads in Brazil. The country has more than 1 million infections and the virus is spreading explosively across the Americas.

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