WHO Warns Pregnant Women on Travel to Zika Zones

February 12, 2016 3:41 PM

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WHO Warns Pregnant Women on Travel to Zika Zones

The World Health Organization cautioned pregnant women from around the globe to avoid travel to active Zika zones, warning the link with birth defects is troubling and growing stronger.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a similar warning a month ago, while WHO had been more cautious. But the international organization said Friday there was more concern that the virus may cause microcephaly, a condition caused by brain damage to the fetus.

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