Brazil Zika outbreak: What is happening to Brazil's babies? BBC News



Brazil says thousands of babies have been born with abnormally small heads — since October. The health system is struggling to cope with the outbreak linked to the Zika virus – which is spread by mosquitoes. The rare brain defect affects the babies’ physical and mental development. The disease has spread across Brazil – with close to four-thousand suspected cases since October. It is now showing up in other South American countries.

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