In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

Paulo Gadelha, president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil’s premier state-run research institute for tropical diseases, speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Active Zika virus has been found in urine and saliva samples, Gadelha said, cautioning that that further study is needed to determine whether the mosquito-borne virus in those body fluids is capable of infecting people. Gadelha recomended that pregnant women avoid kissing and sharing cutlery, glasses and plates with people who have symptoms of the virus. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)LONDON (AP) — A Brazilian health official on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as concern grows over the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects, and the U.N. office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said women in countries hit by the Zika virus should have access to birth control methods, dropping laws against abortion in some cases.

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