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Aedes aegypti, known as the yellow fever mosquito, carries the Zika virus.

Poorer Brazilian Women Feel Less in Control of Reproductive Decisions Amidst Zika Outbreak

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Brazilian women of low socio-economic status face more barriers preventing or postponing pregnancies than women of high-socioeconomic status, heightening their risk of having a child with congenital Zika syndrome and microcephaly— a neurological defect in which an infant’s head is abnormally small, according to research at The University of Texas at Austin.


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