Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out of Affected Region – Breitbart

The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is providing Department of Defense (DOD) personnel with guidance for personal protective measures in response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in its area of operation (AOR).SOUTHCOM is responsible for all U.S. military activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.Health officials have tied the Zika virus to a neurological disorder that makes pregnant women and their babies particularly vulnerable. The Zika-linked malady, known as microcephaly, is a rare birth defect in which babies are born with smaller heads than normal and often have developmental problems.

Source: Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out of Affected Region – Breitbart

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