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More U.S. Babies with Zika-Related Birth Defects Reported by Health Agency

June 30, 2016

(Reuters) – Three more babies have been born in the United States with birth defects likely linked to Zika virus infections, while another lost pregnancy was linked to the virus, according to figures updated by health officials on Thursday. That brings the U.S. totals, as of June 23, to seven babies with microcephaly or other Zika-related birth defects such as serious brain abnormalities, and five lost pregnancies from either miscarriage, stillbirth or termination. The figures were listed in a U.S. Zika pregnancy registry created earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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