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Zika-Linked Brain Damage More Severe Than Expected, Experts Say

Wall Street Journal: Brain Damage in Zika Babies Is Far Worse Than Doctors Expected
“…The scale and severity of prenatal damage by the Zika virus are far worse than past birth defects associated with microcephaly, a condition characterized by a small head and brain abnormalities. Scans, imaging, and autopsies show that Zika eats away at the fetal brain. It shrinks or destroys lobes that control thought, vision, and other basic functions. It prevents parts of the brain not yet formed from developing…” (Magalhaes/McKay, 4/28).

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