Zika Virus and the Hypocrisy of Telling Women to Delay Pregnancy

January 29, 2016 10:32 PM

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If you've been paying attention to the news, you've probably seen headlines about the Zika virus outbreak, which began in Brazil and is now spreading to other countries in Latin America. The virus is spread through mosquito bites, and common symptoms of the disease include rash and joint pain. The disease is usually mild and rarely requires hospital treatment.

That is, unless you're a pregnant woman. After the outbreak in Brazil, authorities have reported numerous cases where the virus was linked to severe malformalities in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, including microcephaly, which is a condition where the baby is born with an abnorm...

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