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Puerto Rico Expects 1K Fewer Births In 2016 Due In Part To Zika Virus, Official Says

Wall Street Journal: Puerto Rico Births Projected to Decline
“Puerto Rico is expecting about 1,000 fewer babies to be born this year than originally forecast, due in part to the Zika virus, a government official said Thursday. … Birth data offer potential clues about how women of childbearing age across the Americas and beyond are responding to the threat of Zika, a mild virus that can nevertheless cause devastating birth defects in the fetuses of those who become infected while pregnant…” (McKay, 11/17).

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