Three-month-old Jesus, photographed on Oct. 5 in Guarenas, Venezuela, was born with microcephaly

Zika’s million-dollar question: Where are the birth defects?


These three graphics offer a glimpse at why researchers are so confounded by Zika’s uneven impact across the Americas.

Health centers in New York are providing information about the Zika virus to New Yorkers traveling home to the Dominican Republic. People who've traveled to the DR represent more than half of the Zika cases in New York.

Dominicans in New York are planning summer visits home. That means Zika planning.

Therapist Rozely Fontoura holds Juan Pedro, a baby with microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil on March 26.

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Ianka Mikaelle Barbosa, 18, with Sophia, 18 days old, who was born with microcephaly, at her home in Campina Grande, Brazil.

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Looking at male mosquitos in Tetiaroa.

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Brazil’s microcephaly outbreak captured in portraits


Last week, Across Women’s Lives photographer Anne Bailey spent time at a rehabilitation clinic in Recife, Brazil, for babies with microcephaly. She took portraits of a few of them with their parents.

Germana Soares is shown holding her child next to a doctor holding a black and white striped card.

‘We have a child with microcephaly, and we’re happy’


Germana Soares’ three-month-old son Guilherme has microcephaly. But she’s determined to give him a normal life.

A baby born with microcephaly reacts to stimulus during an evaluation session with a physiotherapist at the Altino Ventura rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil on January 28, 2016.

We’re not sure if Zika is causing all those microcephaly cases. But there’s no evidence it’s pesticides.


Brazil’s surge in microcephaly cases has been widely blamed on the Zika virus. Now some claim it might be caused by pesticides, or even vaccines. We asked an NIH expert to sort out what we know from what we don’t.

A scientist displays Aedes aegypti mosquitoes inside the International Atomic Energy Agency's insect pest control laboratory, Austria.

Quiz: How much do you actually know about the Zika virus?


Lots has been reported about the Zika virus. How much do you know? Try answering these 5 questions.

Dr. Natalia Brin examines a 2-month-old with suspected microcephaly in Brazil.

A new link between Zika and microcephaly is found in Brazil


Researchers in Brazil are still trying to see if there is a definitive connection between Zika and Microcephaly. There’s new evidence that is pointing them in that direction.