Zika is known to cause a range of birth defects, including microcephaly — an abnormally small head — collapsed skulls and other deformities, and eye defects.
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At least 10 percent of babies born to women infected with the Zika virus have been diagnosed with visible birth defects, federal researchers found. Some of the babies may have subtler birth defects that will only be seen as they grow, the CDC team said.
There is no specific medicine or vaccine for the Zika virus. Tell your doctor if you think you have Zika, get plenty of rest, drink fluids to prevent dehydration and take medicine such as acetaminophen to reduce fever and pain, the CDC advises.