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Zika virus: What you need to know

The current outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil may have caused an increase in babies born with microcephaly or other birth defects. People get the Zika virus through mosquito bites and the illness usually is mild, with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. However with a possible link to microcephaly, it's important for pregnant women (or those trying to conceive) to learn more about Zika virus and its impact. 

Wendolyn Slattery, MD, infectious disease specialist at Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic, talks about Zika virus on KARE 11 News.

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