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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Health Ministry in Brazil announced on Tuesday that more than three thousand cases of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus were reported in the country as of January 2nd. Although most cases have been found in the Northeastern part of the country, 21 Brazilian states and the country’s capital, Brasília, have reported at least one case of the abnormality.

According to the ministry, cases of microcephaly, skyrocketed in 2015 and a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?