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    Default Brazilian studies aim to unravel Zika's link to birth defects

    Julie Steenhuysen
    Tue Feb 9, 2016

    At Roberto Santos General Hospital in Salvador, Brazil, Dr. Antonio Almeida and a team of specialists are closely following two groups of women: Those who deliver babies with abnormally small heads and those who deliver apparently normal babies.
    The hospital is one of three in this city on Brazil’s eastern coast where investigators are studying the most urgent question of the Zika outbreak: Is the virus causing a spike in birth defects, and, if so, how great is the risk?
    The answer will help shape the response to the rapid spread of Zika throughout the Americas. Concerns over the potential link to microcephaly have prompted a U.S. alert advising pregnant women against travel to 31 countries and territories with outbreaks.

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    Default Re: Brazilian studies aim to unravel Zika's link to birth defects

    "I know all the world has a lot of questions," he said. We sure do. And you're not asking the pertinent ones.
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