Australia 'Well Equipped' To Deal With Zika Virus

31/01/2016 4:33 PM AEDT | Updated January 31, 2016 16:33
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As the devastating impacts of Zika virus hit Latin America, Australia is preparing for a potential outbreak.

Health authorities have linked the virus, which in itself is only a mild disease, to microcephaly - which prevents foetus' brains from developing properly.

There is no vaccine, and if a pregnant woman contracts the disease there is a chance their baby could be born with the rare and debilitating condition.