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The List of Zika Birth Defects Is Even Longer Than We Thought

Since the US Centers for Disease Control confirmed that the Zika virus could cause microcephaly in newborns, the list of the effects of the virus only continues to grow. Read More >>

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Zika Can Cause Birth Defects Even If Mothers Show No Symptoms

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that Zika-infected women who are in their third trimester have virtually no chance of having children with microcephaly. Troublingly, the same study shows that women who exhibit no symptoms can still give birth to babies with brain abnormalities. Read More >>

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Our First Major Breakthrough in Understanding How Zika Virus Attacks the Brain

Scientists strongly suspect a link between Zika and microcephaly, a disorder that causes abnormally small heads in newborns, but they’re not entirely sure. Now, a team of researchers may have figured out how this mosquito-borne virus attacks the developing brains of foetuses—and wow, is it nasty. Read More >>

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CDC Confirms Zika in Nine US Pregnancies

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed Zika infections in nine pregnant women in the United States, all of whom contracted the virus while travelling. Three babies have already been born—one with a brain defect. Read More >>

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New Research Suggests Zika Can Cross the Placental Barrier

Researchers in Brazil have detected traces of the Zika virus in the amniotic fluid of two foetuses with microcephaly, further bolstering the connection between the two. However, questions still remain. Read More >>

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We’ve Found the Most Compelling Evidence Yet That Links Zika to Birth Defects

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is bolstering a potential link between Zika and microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads. Read More >>