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Is Zika the real cause of microcephaly in Brazil? New study raises questions

The massive microcephaly outbreak that rocked Brazil last year has confounded researchers who are trying to understand the cause. Although most scientists think there is a connection between the Zika virus and the huge spike in microcephaly cases in Brazil, a new study of Zika-infected mothers in Colombia casts doubt on this theory, because out of 12,000 confirmed cases of zika-infected pregnant women, none had babies born with microcephaly.
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