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'We are writing the history of Zika': one year into the crisis in Brazil

After a surge in the number of infants with microcephaly, babies face trouble with swallowing and seizures in what doctors call congenital Zika syndrome Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding José Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight. Learning how to eat is the baby’s latest struggle as medical problems mount for him and many other infants born with small heads to mothers infected with the Zika virus in Brazil.
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