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Zika Dampens Spirit of Pregnant Olympic Enthusiasts

by Reshma Anand on  February 2, 2016 at 12:35 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff said that pregnant women should not travel to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics because of the risk of fetal brain damage caused by the Zika virus.
Zika Dampens Spirit of Pregnant Olympic Enthusiasts
Zika Dampens Spirit of Pregnant Olympic Enthusiasts
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"The risk, which I would say is serious, is for pregnant women. It is clearly not advisable for you (to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the Games in August) because you don't want to take that risk," said cabinet chief Jaques Wagner, after the World Health Organization declared an emergency over the mosquito-borne virus, suspected of causing microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, in babies.

‘Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid olympics due to the Zika outbreak.’
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Source: AFP
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