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Brazilian Physician Urges Nations To Increase Zika Research Funding, Warns Disease Could Spread Anywhere

Agence France-Presse: ‘Zika can break out anywhere,’ warns Brazilian doctor
“The Brazilian doctor who first linked the Zika virus to brain damage in babies warns that rich countries are not safe from the disease, urging them to increase research funding. Obstetrician Adriana Melo was the first person to make the connection between an outbreak of Zika in Brazil and a surge in babies born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads…” (Neto, 11/9).

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