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Robert Zwilling | 2039 comments

There is no direct connection. The Ziska virus is considered pesky but harmless. It may be just a marker. Draw your own conclusions.

But in some of the new areas it has spread to, certain birth effects seem to becoming more common. Brazilian health officials say it may be causing a birth defect called microcephaly, too.

Microcephaly can be caused by a number of syndromes and its main symptom is a smaller-than-usual brain and head.

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Robert Zwilling | 2039 comments The mosquito issue is getting worse in Brazil. Brazil's Ministry of Health says there is now a suspected link between Zika and the cases of microcephaly in infants.

Why Brazil Doesn't Want Women In The Northeast To Become Pregnant

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