5 Reasons to Think the Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

April 1, 2016 9:15 PM

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The World Health Organization said on Thursday that there is “strong scientific consensus” that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly, unusually small heads with brain damage in infants, as well as other neurological disorders.

Yet a surge in microcephaly has been reported only in Brazil; a small increase was reported in French Polynesia, and a cluster of 32 cases is now under investigation in Colombia.

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