“I really love kids and want to have one of my own,” the 37-year-old who declined to give her full name said after a procedure at the fertility clinic of KK Women's and Children's Hospital, the largest facility for women's health in Singapore. “I'm not postponing my pregnancy plans but I'm taking all precautions I can.” The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a spike in microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, which has so far been the hardest hit by an outbreak affecting large parts of Latin America. Economists say concerns about the birth defect could dent the Singapore government's efforts to boost the number of babies born to its citizens.
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Zika concerns could test Singapore’s efforts to boost birth rate