A virus linked to shrinking newborns’ brains is spreading rapidly beyond Brazil

Until 2014, Brazil had no more than 200 cases of microcephaly, a debilitating neurological disorder where newborns have an abnormally small brain. In 2015, the country recorded nearly 3,000 cases. Some of the worst affected areas have declared a state of emergency. https://atlas.qz.com/charts/VkkehT-Dl Many born with microcephaly die young. Those who survive have life-long cognitive impairment. To understand the sudden […]

http://qz.com/585140/a-virus-linked-to-shrinking-newborns-brains-is-spreading-rapidly-beyond-brazil/

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