Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects

Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there, a top U.S. health official said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rubella is gone from the Americas: global health authorities

Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella—an infectious disease that can cause birth defects—from North, Central and South America, global health authorities said Wednesday.

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