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Zika Virus Linked to Microcephaly in Two Brazilian Newborns

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – New evidence announced on Wednesday in the United States strengthens the theory put forth by the Brazilian government that the surge of microcephaly cases in the Northeastern part of the country may be caused by the Zika virus. The U.S.’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it was able to identify the Zika virus in the brains of two newborns who died in Brazil from microcephaly.

“This is the strongest evidence to date that Zika is the cause of microcephaly,” stated CDC director, Tom Frieden on Wednesday . . .

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