美国疾控中心确认寨卡病毒会导致小头症

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2016-4-14 11:21

US health experts confirm that Zika causes birth defects

美国疾控中心确认寨卡病毒会导致小头症
美国疾病控制和预防中心昨日得出确定性结论,寨卡病毒是导致小头症和其他几种胎儿出生缺陷的原因。
美疾控中心当天发表声明说,其研究人员在“使用既定科学标准认真评估现有证据“后得出了上述结论。这意味着女性在孕期感染寨卡病毒后生出有缺陷孩子的风险增加,但不意味着所有孕期感染寨卡病毒的女性都将生出有缺陷的孩子。
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly.
Hundreds of babies were born in Brazil last year with microcephaly, a syndrome where children are born with unusually small heads.
The defects coincided with a spike in Zika infections, leading experts to suspect the mosquito-borne virus.
Research has now affirmed those experts' suspicions, the CDC said.
"This study marks a turning point in the Zika outbreak. It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly," said Dr Tom Frieden, the head of the CDC.
【读新闻背单词】
virus:病毒
birth defect:出生缺陷
microcephaly:小头症
syndrome :症状
coincid with:与……巧合
affirm:断言,证实