Microcephaly, Spotlighted by Zika Virus, Has Long Afflicted and Mystified

February 1, 2016 7:03 AM

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Microcephaly, Spotlighted by Zika Virus, Has Long Afflicted and Mystified

The images pouring out of Brazil are haunting: struggling newborns with misshapen heads, cradled by mothers who desperately want to know whether their babies will ever walk or talk.

There are thousands of these children in Brazil, and scientists fear thousands more might come as the Zika virus leaps across Latin America and the Caribbean. But the striking deformity at the center of the epidemic, microcephaly, is not new: It has pained families across the globe and mystified exp...

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