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Experts to release results of Zika tests on two babies born with small heads

Sep 27. 2016
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By The Nation

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A team of experts led by the Disease Control Department's Dr Prasert Thongcharoen will confirm on Friday whether or not two babies were born with unusually small heads as a result of Zika virus infection, Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr Sop
Sopon said that out of the four pregnant women monitored for Zika, three had given birth to babies with unusually small heads, while the head of a foetus in a 37-weeks-pregnant woman was just 31cm.
Department of Medical Sciences chief Dr Apichai Mongkol said that initial blood tests on four mother-infant pairs had found no trace of the Zika virus.

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