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Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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February 2, 2018
  • In the second half of 2016, areas in the US with local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in the birth defectsexternal icon most strongly linked to Zika, such as microcephaly, neural tube defects, and eye abnormalities.
  • About 3 out of every 1,000 babies born in those areas had birth defects potentially related to Zika.
  • States and territories can track birth defects through ongoing surveillance to identify babies with Zika-related birth defects sooner and connect them to the services they need.

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Page last reviewed: February 2, 2018