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Sperm Banks Develop Zika Virus Policy

By Raya Bidshahri
The Zika virus has been spreading through Brazil, and more and more babies are being born with abnormally small heads and serious birth defects. The virus is transmitted primarily though mosquito bites, but it can also be spread sexually and through blood transfusions. As a result, authorities in the region are taking drastic measures to contain the virus until a vaccine and better screening procedures can be developed.
Until such a time, different countries have …

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