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Zika may harm nearly 1 in 7 babies exposed to the virus in the womb 

NAP TIME A 2-month-old baby with Zika-related microcephaly sleeps in his mother’s arms in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. A new CDC study looks at the toll of an infection in utero.

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Babies exposed to a Zika infection while in the womb are not out of the woods even if they look healthy at birth. Nearly 1 in 10 of 1,450 babies examined developed neurological or developmental problems, such as seizures, hearing loss, impaired vision or difficulty crawling, a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.