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US Suffers First Case of Zika Virus

A Hawaiian woman has given birth to a baby with microcephaly just a few days after the US Center for Disease Control issued a travel warning to pregnant women to avoid traveling to a list of 14 countries in South, the Caribbean and Central America. In addition to the microcephaly the baby had traces of the virus in his blood. The Hawaiian woman had been in Brazil while pregnant. The virus is spread through mosquitoes.