The emergency money the Obama administration wants to fight the Zika virus is stuck in Congress — and so far, there’s no sign that congressional Republicans are about to budge

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A team of researchers have discovered what appears to be a significant biological link between Zika virus and microcephaly, a birth defect linked to abnormally small head size and stunted brain development in newborns

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Cases may signal start of anticipated wave of birth defects in country hit hard by Zika virus

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A team of U.S. government disease detectives Monday launched an eagerly anticipated research project in Brazil designed to determine whether the Zika virus is really causing a surge of serious birth defects

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Valentina Vitoria was born in December. She has microcephaly, the birth defect that causes an abnormally small head and can cause brain damage as well. The baby’s mother is 32-year-old Fabiane Lopes. She’s caring for her daughter in a tiny, windowless one-room apartment in Rio de Janeiro. A whirring fan is the only relief they have from the heat

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Zika

February 18, 2016

The current epidemic, research agenda & public health response. Video from a symposium via the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday

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Zika Virus and Microcephaly

February 11, 2016

In an NEJM Editorial, Eric Rubin, Michael Green and Lindsey Baden comment on data from a case strengthening the biologic association between Zika virus and infants born with microcephaly

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