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Zika, a Formidable Enemy, Attacks and Destroys Parts of Babies’ Brains

With a macabre catalog of brain scans and ultrasoundpictures, a new study details the devastation done to 45 Brazilian babies whose mothers were infected with Zika during pregnancy. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Radiology, is the most comprehensive collection of such images so far, and it reveals a virus that can launch assaults beyond microcephaly, the condition of unusually small heads that has become the sinister signature of Zika.


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Many photos, both ultrasound and newborn babies. Heartbreaking.

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