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Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in 1st Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says
In the study, babies of women who had the virus in the first trimester had an 11 percent chance of having birth defects.
Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in First Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says
A first of its kind study of U.S.-born babies exposed to the Zika virus shows higher rates of birth defects for those exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the first time researchers have tried to
3 of Cuba's Major Medical Achievements
Despite being an island largely cut off from much of the world due to a decades-long embargo, Cuba has managed to build a robust health system that has been credited with some major medical advancements in recent years. A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that
Roe v. Wade: The Potential Implications of Donald Trump’s Election for Abortion Rights
When President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, one of the most immediate and critical decisions he’ll have to make is filling the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia . President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland earlier this year, but the
Dr. Besser and Dr. Christine Curry Answer Zika Related Questions
ABC News' Dr. Besser sits down with Dr. Christine Curry from the University of Miami to answer some of the questions about Zika submitted on Facebook.
Zika Virus Could Infect 'Thousands' of Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico, CDC Chief Warns
Federal health officials said they remain concerned about a growing number of Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico and fear that "thousands" of pregnant women could be infected with the virus that has been shown to cause birth defects in infants. Tom Frieden , director of the U.S. Centers for
At Least 234 Pregnant Women in US Infected With Zika: CDC
Three infants in U.S. states have been born with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Three other pregnancies ended in miscarriage, with the fetuses showing signs of birth defects associated with the mosquito-borne virus, the
Zika Infection in Third Trimester Poses Little Risk of Microcephaly in Infants, Study Finds
Zika virus infection during the third trimester of pregnancy may pose only minor risk for brain abnormalities in infants, according to a preliminary study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Health officials from Colombia and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zika Virus Outbreak: Top Questions for CDC Chief From ABC News' Facebook Live Q&A
ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser conducted a live Q&A today with Dr. Tom Frieden , director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to get the latest guidance and updates on the Zika virus . Here are the major takeaways: How dangerous is Zika? Is it
Dr. Besser Hosts Chat with CDC Director Thomas Frieden
ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser hosts a Facebook chat with CDC Director, Thomas Frieden.