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‘They’re Just Hiding’: Experts Say Puerto Rico May Be Underreporting Zika-Affected Births
submitted by Alicia Juarrero
A mother caresses her 2-month-old son, who has been diagnosed with microcephaly. CARLOS GIUSTI/AP
statnews.com - by Helen Branswell - April 8, 2017
The number of babies born in Puerto Rico with microcephaly and other birth defects caused by the Zika virus appears to be unexpectedly low — so low that experts are beginning to question whether the actual count is being significantly underreported by authorities on the island.