An untreatable virus that's linked to birth defects is now affecting the US

The untreatable Zika virus that spread rapidly through the Americas in 2015 is now affecting the United States, and causing the CDC to warn pregnant women about travelling to 14 Latin American countries.

Story by Tony Manfred and editing by Stephen Parkhurst

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