Zika Virus Update: El Salvador Encourages Latina Women to Delay Pregnancy for Two Years

During an anti-mosquito campaign on Thursday, Deputy Health Minister Eduardo Espinoza suggested to all women of fertile age to take precaution and carefully plan their pregnancies in the next two years to avoid passing on the Zika virus to their children, Reuters reported.

The rise of microcephaly cases in Brazil and its neighbouring countries has been closely linked to the virus. Reportedly, when pregnant women get bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, the newborn might suffer a neurological defect where the brains do not develop properly. The babies may manifest an unusually small heads.7



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