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Zika virus: survey shows many Latin Americans lack faith in handling of crisis
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Zika virus: survey shows many Latin Americans lack faith in handling of crisis

by the First Source News MediaFebruary 9, 2016

Exclusive study also reveals large numbers of people agree with official advice that they should delay having children

Many Latin Americans doubt that public officials in their countries can contain the , 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 , 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.

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