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Zika Affected Fetuses, Newborns Of About 6% Of Infected Pregnant Women In U.S., Study Shows

Reuters: Birth defects seen in 6 percent of Zika pregnancies: U.S. study
“Roughly six percent of women in the United States who were infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy had fetuses or babies with birth defects, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Of the 442 women in a U.S. Zika registry who had completed their pregnancies, 26 of their babies had one or more birth defect thought to be linked with Zika infection during pregnancy, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…” (Steenhuysen, 12/14).

Washington Post: Birth defects are common for Zika-infected pregnant women in the U.S.
“…It’s the first analysis of data reported to the U.S. Zika pregnancy registry. The registry is a collaboration between the CDC and state and local health departments in most U.S. states and territories that was set up in January to monitor pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection…” (Sun, 12/14).

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