Zika Virus Showing New Symptoms in Infants

Zika Virus Showing New Symptoms in Infants

Brazil faces a notorious health problem — the Zika virus. Dr. William Dobyns is a pediatric neurogeneticist at Seattle Children's who both treats and studies microcephaly, a condition where a baby's head size is abnormally small. Dobyns is currently working with doctors in Brazil, studying babies impacted by the spread of Zika and has made some new discoveries that have sobering implications.

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