Belize Now Among The Zika Virus Infested States

Belize has joined the growing number of South American nations grappling with the Zika virus, after the health ministry confirmed the country’s first known case.

Mosquitoes the major carriers of the Zika virus
Mosquitoes the major carriers of the Zika virus

Authorities said Monday the infected person resides in Belize City, adding that efforts would be taken to prevent the virus from spreading.

“An immediate investigation was launched and several actions were simultaneously initiated to minimize and contain a potential outbreak,” a health ministry statement said.

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The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly, which can cause babies to be born with unusually small heads and deformed brains.

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