"Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a breeding cocoon at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil. As the Zika virus spreads throughout the Americas, international health officials are anxiously monitoring Brazil's efforts to combat the virus and to establish definitively whether it causes #microcephaly, an incurable condition in which infants are born with abnormally small heads. Since researchers linked Zika to a surge in birth defects in babies, Brazilians have been calling the mosquito-borne virus a plague. The freelance photographer @limauricio has been documenting the effects of Zika in Brazil. This #nytweekender, we're sharing some of his photos." By nytimes on Instagram.
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