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99% of Babies Born to Moms With Zika Are Normal

But rate may vary greatly by outbreak and location

(Newser) - A new study on the Zika virus may or may not allay pregnant women's fears: Researchers in French Polynesia have strengthened the link between Zika and microcephaly, though they say just one in 100 pregnant women infected in the first trimester of pregnancy developed a fetus with an abnormally... More »

Before Brazil, Zika Briefly Plagued French Polynesia

Then the virus just seemed to disappear

(Newser) - Before the current Zika outbreak in Latin America (particularly Brazil ) and the Caribbean, the mosquito-borne virus suspected to cause birth defects and other complications showed up in French Polynesia. Some 20,000 people living on the group of islands in the South Pacific are believed to have been infected... More »

Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
  • Croatia: With the war over, celebs such as Steven Spielberg and Robert
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