CDC Says The Zika Virus Does Cause Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says "there is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly."By Melissa Prax | April 14, 2016
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Zika virus does cause birth defects like microcephaly, but not in every case.
Researchers have been trying to determine the link between Zika and microcephaly since the mosquito-carried virus began to spread quickly early last year, especially in Central and South America. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes a baby's head to be abnormally small.
CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a press release, "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly."