Zika in Texas: Not Just a Women’s Issue

Photo: StraitsTimes/AFP Cases of the virus associated with fetal microcephaly have been detected in Dallas and Travis County. The state’s first response should be increasing access to family planning and resources for disabled children.   At this point, you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus. In pregnant women, the virus has been associated with fetal microcephaly, which can result in severe disability or death.¹ The CDC recently released a statement finding causality more and more likely.2,3 While a microcephaly diagnosis can include conditions ranging from a slightly smaller than normal head to a complete lack of brain development, cases related to Zika appear to be severe.4...

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