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New Evidence Links Zika to Infant Microcephaly

Scientists at Parana University in Brazil say they have found more evidence linking the growing Zika epidemic to microcephaly in babies. Doctors have reportedly discovered the mosquito-borne virus still present in the brains of two babies who only lived for about 48 hours. Brazil has so far reported about 460 confirmed cases of microcephaly, a condition marked by incomplete brain development and a smaller than average head. The country is investigating nearly 4,000 more suspected cases. Physicians say mounting evidence points to a connection between the virus and the condition, both of which have increased through Latin America, hitting Brazil the hardest.