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CDC Report Discusses Zika-Associated Birth Defects, Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities In Exposed Infants

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018 Marion E. Rice, ORISE fellow in the Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders at the National Center on Birth Defects and…

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‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Studies Examining Impacts Of Ebola, Zika Infections

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Reports add to findings of Ebola, Zika impacts Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses two studies published online this week in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. One study examined neurological damage among Zika-affected infants, and the other study looked at lasting neurological…

PBS NewsHour Examines Research Into, Natural History Of Zika Virus

PBS NewsHour: What happened to Zika? “…Now that the weather is warm and mosquitoes are out, how much do we need to worry about Zika? Should we factor it into our summer travels? Here’s a guide to help you out. What will Zika do in the U.S. this year? ……

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