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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has that the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could into a global pandemic. Many scientists say the outbreak could more serious than the Ebola virus. Ebola over 11,000 people in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. The WHO that the Zika virus could four million people by the end of 2016. The virus has been across South and Central America in the past year. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO, warned that Zika is " explosively". She added that it has quickly from being a mild threat to being frightening. Warmer weather means the mosquito that the virus is also spreading worldwide.

The Zika virus is to a large rise in birth defects in Brazil and surrounding countries. In particular, scientists say it causes a disease microcephaly. This where a baby is born with a smaller head than normal, and with brain damage. Health officials in Brazil that around 4,000 babies were born with microcephaly last year. This compares to fewer than 150 cases in 2014. The Colombian government has just that more than 2,100 pregnant women in Colombia are with the virus. There is no vaccine for Zika and it will difficult to one. A doctor said a vaccine would have to be on pregnant women, and that would "a practical and ethical nightmare".

 
 

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