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HEALTH-ZIKA/TWINS
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May 06, 2016
Five-month-old Laura gets her head measured by the neurologist, Maria Leal Santos, at the Casa da Esperanca...
Santos, Brazil
The Wider Image: Twins - one with microcephaly
Five-month-old Laura gets her head measured by the neurologist, Maria Leal Santos, at the Casa da Esperanca Hospital (Hope House Hospital) in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil April 20, 2016. Among the mysteries facing doctors in Brazil battling an epidemic of the little-known Zika virus are cases of women giving birth to twins with only one suffering from microcephaly, a birth defect associated with the disease. Jaqueline Jessica Silva de Oliveira hoped doctors were wrong when a routine ultrasound showed that one of her unborn twins would be born with the condition, marked by stunted head size and developmental issues. "When I found out one of them had microcephaly the ground fell out from beneath me," she said. Laura was born with the microcephaly while her twin brother Lucas does not suffer from the condition. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "NACHO TWINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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