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Zika Virus Tied to Birth Defects in 6 Babies, Fetuses in U.S.
Wall Street Journal

The Zika virus has been tied to birth defects in the babies and fetuses of six women in the U.S. who were infected during their pregnancies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.

Three of the women have given birth to infants with birth defects linked to Zika, such as microcephaly and brain damage, the CDC said, citing data reported to its U.S. Zika pregnancy registry as of June 9.

Three others lost babies with birth defects, either through miscarriage, stillbirth or termination of pregnancy. The data are collected from U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

The infections were all travel-related.