More than 30 US soldiers infected with zika

World August 3, 2016 18:12

- Thirty soldiers from the US Army infected with zikavirus. They have the infection contracted in overseas countries where the virus has been identified, CNN reported Wednesday according to a Pentagon spokesman.

One of the infected soldiers is a pregnant woman. The Pentagon spokesman said he did not know how many of the soldiers are still sick and how many have returned to the United States.

The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, is particularly dangerous for pregnant women. It can cause malformed babies.
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