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Zika virus linked to brain disorder microcephaly

Between Jan. 1 and March 9, there were 193 reported Zika cases in the U.S., according to the CDC.INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

Between Jan. 1 and March 9, there were 193 reported Zika cases in the U.S., according to the CDC.

A new study further supports the connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly, a condition in which abnormal brain development makes a baby’s head smaller.

The study, published Tuesday in The Lancet, a British medical journal, estimates that the risk of microcephaly is about 1 for every 100 women infected with Zika virus during the first trimester.

The Zika virus is carried largely by mosquitoes. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between Jan. 1 and March 9, there were 193 reported cases of Zika virus in the U.S.

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