Cases of babies born with microcephaly, a dangerous birth defect that causes babies to be born with a significantly smaller head than other children and can result in brain injury have been dramatically increasing in Latin America and some Caribbean islands. These cases are linked to the Zika Virus which is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes bites. The virus was discovered in Brazil in May. There were more than 4000 cases of microcepahly recorded in Brazil since last October. In New York three cases were recorded recently, all from people who had just traveled abroad.
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