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posted by martyb on Tuesday March 29 2016, @02:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the no-laughing-matter dept.

The Zika virus has been known for quite some time, but it gained notoriety recently due to its possible linkage to birth defects.

Science News has a summary report on Zika virus:

A report on the studies of its possible linkage to microcephaly, a birth defect of babies with undersized and underdeveloped brains:

In short, studies are continuing, evidence is mounting, but still not quite a confirmation.

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  • (Score: 2) by FakeBeldin on Tuesday March 29 2016, @11:30AM

    by FakeBeldin (3360) on Tuesday March 29 2016, @11:30AM (#324314) Journal

    The country urged women not to get pregnant until 2018... e.g. Daily Mail [], Refinery29 [], Volkskrant [], etc.

    Just imagine a situation where you feel advising people not to get pregnant for 2 years is better than the effect that THAT will have on your nation. For El Salvador, apparently, current evidence linking Zika to birth defects is good enough.

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