Brazil Stops chemical use for #Zika over fears may cause brain defects 

Rio Grande do Sul, a state in southern Brazil, has suspended the use of a chemical which kills mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, after scientists voiced concerns that it may be the actual cause of brain defects in newborns.TrendsZika virusThe use of larvicide, known as Pyriproxyfen, added to water to prevent the virus that is now spreading across the Americas, has been put on hold in Rio Grande do Sul, the regional government announced on Sunday.

Source: Brazilian state suspends chemical used to fight Zika over fears it may be behind brain defects — RT News

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