- Tens of thousands of babies will be born with the possible zikavirus related microcephaly. Which scientists predict in the journal Nature Microbiology.
Microcephaly is a disorder of the central nervous system that causes too small skull size and lagging development of the brains.
The researchers have calculated that total about 94.3 million people will be infected with the zikavirus. Among them are some 1.65 million pregnant women.
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Eighty percent of people who contract the virus have no symptoms. But for babies with microcephaly disease can be devastating. The image that outline the scientists is a 'doomsday scenario', says one of them told AFP. 'But it is realistic. '