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Stories with subject: Birth defects
  • Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 10:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.

  • Colombia confirms first cases of birth defects tied to Zika 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 11:42 am

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia has confirmed the first two cases of a rare birth defect associated with the spread of Zika.

  • CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-13-16 8:02 pm

    NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.

  • Poll: Some key gaps in Americans' knowledge about Zika virus 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 9:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they've heard little to nothing about the mosquito-borne threat.