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Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreading Through Oceania, South America, Washington Post Reports

Washington Post: Bumpy rash, achy joints, inflamed eyes? There’s a new disease in town.
“Never heard of the Zika virus? That may change soon. Almost unknown in humans until the past decade, Zika is now spreading fast through South America and Oceania, and it may soon knock on our doors, too. Although it can resemble a mild case of the flu, the disease can lead to some serious neurological complications, including paralysis and difficulty breathing. It’s also the first known mosquito-borne disease that can be transmitted sexually among humans…” (Zaraska, 9/21).

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