Birth defects linked to Zika may be more serious than they appear

February 10, 2016 10:02 PM

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One of the most disturbing parts of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has been its apparent link to serious birth defects in Brazilian babies. Photos of these infants show newborns with abnormally small heads, a condition called microcephaly.

But a new report suggests that for at least some of these babies, the damage goes far beyond the size of their skulls. New research suggests that the brain damage suffered from some of these newborns is extensive, and that babies who survive their infancy may need the sort of intensive care and supp...

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