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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:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/special-report-heres-what-we-know-about-zika

A report on the studies of its possible linkage to microcephaly, a birth defect of babies with undersized and underdeveloped brains:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-zika-became-prime-suspect-microcephaly-mystery

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


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 29 2016, @07:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 29 2016, @07:10PM (#324462)

    We don't really want to know. Should it turn out that Zika is beneficial, the public health authorities who warned against it will be embarrassed.