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Zika Virus Dubbed Inconsequential Except for Link to Microcephaly

A Zika virus outbreak has been exploding in South and Central America and the Caribbean, but experts say that except for the possible link with microcephaly, the epidemic probably would have gone largely unnoticed. It is that suspected connection with microcephaly — a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains — that is causing alarm. "We don't know the degree of the connection, whether it's truly causal, whether there's...

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