Friday, 5 February 2016

Zika virus linked to birth defects

"Active Zika virus has been detected in saliva and urine, Brazilian scientists say. The finding does not mean the virus can be readily transmitted through these bodily fluids."

"Meanwhile, the US has advised men to abstain from sex or use condoms after visiting affected countries, if their partner is pregnant... "

"While Zika is normally mild, the infection has been linked to thousands of suspected birth defects... The main method of infection is via mosquito bites... The risks of different modes of infection are still unclear. But experts say that the million-plus suspected cases in the Americas have been contained to areas where the mosquito is found, suggesting it does not spread easily through other means. "

"Brazil has seen 4,783 suspected cases of babies born with small brains, although only 404 have been confirmed, 709 have been rejected and 3,670 are still being investigated. "

Is the BBC spreading disinformation ? See the Corbett Report:

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