In most cases, the Zika virus is relatively harmless. But as the number of cases in Brazil has spiraled, so has the number of children being born with microcephaly. Residents of the favelas are especially hard hit.
Rights group Human Rights Watch says Brazil needs to tackle the root causes of the Zika outbreak to avoid a recurrence. It says far too many people still live in conditions that favor the spead of the virus.
A significant fall in the number of new cases of Zika in the first four months of 2017 has led Brazil to declare an end to the health emergency. There are still concerns of what may happen in the US.
Vietnam has confirmed its first case of microcephaly thought to have been caused by the Zika virus. The country is the second in the region after Thailand to be affected in this way by the disease.
Myanmar has detected its first case of the Zika infection. A pregnant foreign woman has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus.
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