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Zika outbreak: 200,000 troops deployed

More than 200,000 troops will be deployed on the streets of Brazil in a bid to contain the Zika virus.

Authorities there say they are currently investigating almost 4,000 reports of birth defects in babies - which could be linked to the virus.

The World Health Organisation says it will be at least 18 months before a vaccine is developed.

South America correspondent Wyre Davies reports.

  • 12 Feb 2016
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