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The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.
In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.
One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.
Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.
Older adults were hardest hit by Guillain-Barre syndrome in northeast Brazil.
Also, a new US report outlines the usefulness of testing placental and fetal tissue.
Also, reseachers identify a Zika antibody that might open up new therapy and vaccine possibilities.
Also, 2 more babies have been born in the US with Zika-related birth defects.
Follow-up of women who delivered Zika-affected newborns found that only 1 in 4 received the recommended brain imaging after birth.
Research news includes microcephaly in infants and mapping of the Aedes aegypti genome.
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