Zika Virus Outbreak Updates: Brazil's President Calls Zika 'Real Threat'

February 4, 2016 4:31 PM

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As the Zika virus outbreak continues, including in wide swaths of Central and South America, concerns are growing, especially for pregnant women because the mosquito-borne virus has been linked with a serious birth defect called microcephaly, characterized by an abnormally small head and brain.

Here are the latest updates to what the World Health Organization has deemed a global health emergency.

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