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Unraveling Zika

As Rio de Janeiro welcomes athletes to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, concerns about the Zika virus continue to grow. The virus has spread to 68 countries and territories and has been linked to serious birth defects and brain damage in newborns and to a potentially fatal neurological condition in adults. Brazil reported its first outbreak of Zika in 2015. There is no vaccine.