CDC: ‘No Doubt’ Zika Causes Birth Defects
The debate is over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Director Tom Frieden said his agency’s research had passed a “turning point” where there could be no doubt the mosquito-borne illness results in microcephaly, a devastating birth defect. Worse, their research indicates that microcephaly may only be the “tip of the iceberg” in other brain abnormalities caused by the disease. Frieden said the CDC isn’t changing any of its guidelines for preventing the spread of Zika, but the agency will continue efforts to further understand and contain it.