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Zika doesn't appear to transmit efficiently through breast milk, but questions still remain. Also, experiments with macaques found a low risk of spread by saliva.
A fivefold increase in less than a month—to more than 700 cases—is unusual for sylvatic (jungle) yellow fever, one expert points out.
"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.
Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.
The data show different rates of defects but shed light on the link between exposure timing and poor outcomes.
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