The virus is linked to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects
The new case in Chile is that of a 46-year-old woman whose partner
was infected while in Haiti. Chile, where the mosquitoes that
transmit the virus are not found, has confirmed 10 cases of Zika
involving people infected outside the country.
There is growing evidence that suggests a link between Zika and
microcephaly in babies. The condition is defined by unusually small
heads that can result in developmental problems.
Brazil said it has confirmed more than 900 cases of microcephaly and
considers most of them to be related to Zika infections in the
U.S. health officials recommend that women wait at least two months,
and men at least six, before attempting to conceive after infection
(Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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