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Brazilian Mothers Of Children With Zika-Related Birth Defects Say Government Must Do More To Assist With Health Care Needs

Associated Press: Where Zika struck hardest, Brazil moms say more help needed
“…[A] surge late last year in [Zika-related] cases of babies born with small heads in northeast Brazil set off worldwide alarm about the virus, which was later linked to a birth defect known as microcephaly. When the connection was made, then-President Dilma Rousseff promised that affected families would get the help they needed. While the government has provided therapy and some financial assistance, mothers such as [21-year-old Angelica] Pereira say it doesn’t come close to meeting their overwhelming needs caring for children with severe development delays…” (Licon, 10/19).

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