CDC considers issuing travel warning for pregnant women due to Zika virus
The Centers for Disease Control is expected to warn women who are pregnant or hope to become pregnant - to avoid traveling through big regions of Latin America and the Caribbean because of a mosquito-born virus that is spreading fast.
It’s called the “Zika” virus, and the impact on newborn babies is heart-breaking.
The photographs capture heartbreak and fear. Babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains who often die.
Health experts believe mosquitos are spreading the Zika virus, infecting pregnant mothers who then pass it on to unborn babies.
Now, with the Rio summer Olympics just months away, the military has been called out to dump out stagnant water and warn women to protect themselves from mosquitos.
So what is the Zika virus? It’s believed to have originated in Uganda, but quickly spread to other warm, humid climates.
It is in 12 countries in Latin America and as said, the summer Olympics will be held in Brazil. Something to take note of.