Zika virus: Outbreak ‘likely to spread across Americas’ says WHO

The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned.

The infection, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.

It has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains and some countries have advised women not to get pregnant.

No treatment or vaccine is available.

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  • john700

    Young people in North America already seem to have small brains.

    • The Butterfly

      Maggie must have caught that virus on all those trips to Cuba.

  • The Butterfly

    3rd World be 3rd Worlding.

  • pdxnag

    Obama must be cheering: Viruses deserve open borders too. (Zika-brained folks will vote for Democrats.)

  • “It has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains and some countries have advised women not to get pregnant.”

    More proof O was born in Kenya. Too bad his mother did not get the warning!

  • Minicapt

    Future Green Party members. Or Dippers.

    Cheers

  • tom_billesley

    Uttar Pradesh, India: Microcephaly caused by Zika virus?
    Nah. The official line is “incorrect and irregular eating habits of the mother during pregnancy”. Move along there, nothing to see here.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3412269/Baby-girl-born-India-half-head-gigantic-eyes-bulbous-couldn-t-closed.html
    Expect cases to appear in western neo-natal units real soon.

  • Blacksmith

    Not to worry, they can’t get past the southern border cause barky fixed it……

  • G

    Africa, the gift that keeps on giving