Brazil Warns Against Pregnancy After 2,400 Babies Born With Brain Damage; Possibly Due To Mosquito Virus

Close-up of a mosquito sucking blood

Brazilian health officials are giving one key piece of health advice that might save a generation: Please do NOT get pregnant.

The message is for would-be parents, especially in the country’s northeast, after officials have discovered and linked a mosquito-borne virus called Zika to a surge in newborn microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can result in incomplete brain development.