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Fact Sheet: Zika Virus

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The Zika virus is typically spread to people through mosquito bites. 

In May 2015, the Pan American health Organization issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil.

The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

As a result, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel alerts.

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