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Scientists Probe Zika’s Devastating Effect on Pregnancy

News Picture: Scientists Probe Zika

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Working with mice, researchers have learned more about how exposure to Zika virus early in pregnancy may increase the risk for miscarriage. Normally, the placenta protects a developing fetus from viral infections. But, somehow, Zika seems able to cross the placenta in early …

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A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

What will it take to stop the Wuhan coronavirus from spreading around the world?

Since then, the number of confirmed cases reported in mainland China has more than quadrupled to more than 44,653. As of Wednesday morning, more than 1,100 people had died from the virus, while 4,740 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. While the majority of cases outside of mainland …

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