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The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) has warned that the Zika virus, an in­fec­tious disease linked to se­vere birth de­fects in ba­bies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, Reuters re­ported. The risk is seen as small to mod­er­ate, and is high­est in ar­eas where Aedes mos­qui­toes thrive, no­tably Madeira and the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea. The WHO said there is also strong sci­en­tific con­sen­sus that Zika can cause Guil­lain-Barre, a rare neu­ro­log­i­cal syn­drome that causes paral­y­sis in adults, Reuters said.

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