Three D.C. residents, including pregnant woman, have the Zika virus

Aaron C. Davis, Julie Zauzmer – Washington Post, 02/04/2016

Three people in the District of Columbia, including a pregnant woman, have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

All three caught the virus while traveling in Latin American countries, which have been most affected by the outbreak that the World Health Organization is calling a global health emergency.

The WHO has said that the virus is “strongly suspected” to cause the birth defect microencephaly, in which babies are born with small heads and may suffer debilitating disabilities.

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