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

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

 
 

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