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  • Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC chief: Zika will be sobering, long-term problem for U.S.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC chief: Zika will be sobering, long-term problem for U.S.

    By S.A. Miller and Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times - Friday, September 9, 2016

    A likely surge this fall in the number of U.S. infants born with defects will serve as a sobering admonition to members of Congress who’ve stalemated over funds to combat the Zika virus, the man in charge of the domestic response said Friday.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said his agency estimates that 100 to 300 babies will be born with abnormally small heads, or microcephaly, in Puerto Rico after this mosquito season. Seventeen infants have been born with Zika-related problems on the U.S. mainland, though he expects that number to rise in the coming weeks.
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-be-sobering-/
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