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    Zika virus infects slew of pregnant women in NYC

    By Susan Edelman May 22, 2016 | 6:57am

    The Zika virus has struck 86 New York City residents — including 14 pregnant women, according to the latest city Health Department tally.

    All the patients recovered, officials said, but it’s unknown whether the babies will suffer severe birth defects such as underdeveloped brains.

    “We closely monitor pregnant women through the duration of their pregnancy,” said spokeswoman Carolina Rodriquez. She would not say if any women had given birth.
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    So far, every NYC victim contracted the mosquito-borne virus after visiting other Zika-plagued countries, mostly in Central and South America.
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    http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/zika-vi...-women-in-nyc/
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