Zika virus: survey shows many Latin Americans lack faith in handling of crisis
Exclusive study also reveals large numbers of people agree with official advice that they should delay having children
Many Latin Americans doubt that public #health officials in their countries can contain the #Zika virus, but nevertheless said they find it reasonable to follow official advice and delay having children, a new study has shown.
The virus, which has spread rapidly through the Americas, has been linked to a rise in microcephaly in #Brazil, a debilitating birth defect where children are born with abnormally small heads. Last week the World Health Organisation declared the wave of birth defects a public health emergency of international concern, but, other than that it is carried by mosquitoes, there is little scientific knowledge about Zika.