Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

February 1, 2016 5:34 AM

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Zika virus spreads fear among pregnant Brazilians

RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - For scores of women in the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the joy of pregnancy has given way to fear.

In the sprawling coastal city of Recife, panic has struck maternity wards since Zika - a mosquito-borne virus first detected in the Americas last year - was linked to wave of brain damage in newborns. There is no vaccine or known cure for the poorly understood disease.

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