CDC Expands List of Zika-affected Countries to Southeast Asia

The CDC has expanded its list of countries that pregnant woman should avoid, as the list now includes 11 countries in Southeast Asia. Federal health officials advise those who are pregnant to reconsider nonessential travel to these countries as outbreaks of the Zika virus are increasingly present. The expanded list of countries includes Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia, East Timor and the Maldives. The Zika virus is linked to a serious birth defect called microcephaly, which causes a baby’s head to be smaller than expected, which results in developmental issues. Read The New York Times article in full.

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