Zika Virus, Mosquitos, Toxins & Pregnancy

 

Zika virus is being blamed for increasing rates of microcephaly in Brazil, a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads

Of the more than 4780 reported cases, only 404 infants have been confirmed as having microcephaly, and only 17 tested positive for Zika virus

Far more likely culprits contributing to microcephaly increases among infants born in Brazil are lack of sanitation, widespread vitamin A and zinc deficiency, environmental pollution, toxic pesticide exposures, and Tdap vaccination now mandated for all pregnant women

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