mosquito borne virus
But "for the average American who is not traveling, this is not something they need to worry about.”
The disease, which is linked to severe birth defects, has spread to countries where abortion is illegal.
In Brazilian pharmacies, insect repellent has tripled or even quadrupled in price.
A pregnant woman likely acquired the virus in Brazil, causing serious deformities in her newborn.
However, scientists still aren't sure if the virus is linked to serious birth defects.
Some doctors are advising Brazilian women to delay pregnancy until mosquito season ends.