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El Salvador Health Minister Downplays Zika-Microcephaly Link

By Wendy Anders The second case of a zika-infected microcephaly baby was confirmed in the Central America nation of El Salvador on Friday, stated Salvadorean health officials at a live press conference. This makes El Salvador the seventh country in the Americas to confirm a zika-linked microcephaly case. “More than 91 percent of zika will not lead to micrcephaly,” stated Violeta Menjívar, El Salvador’s Health Minister, during an interview with the online news media ElSalvador.com. Of the country’s 48 cases of microcephaly detected this year in newborn infants, only two of those have been linked to the zika virus, officials…

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