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Risk of Zika-Related Birth Defects 'Very Disturbing,' Official Says

The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said Thursday. Microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies develop abnormally small heads, is one of many Zika-associated problems increasingly being seen in children born to mothers infected during pregnancy with the Zika virus. Other birth defects include seizures, deafness, blindness and a range of neurological and developmental...

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