And this is what the GOP willfully destroyed research funding for with a PP ear-mark. From: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/health/zika-doubled-brazil-birth-defects/ http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/...razil-since-zika-outbreak-began-cdc-says.html The pictures from Brazil are heartbreaking: baby after baby born with a small head and damaged brain after an attack by the Zika virus during pregnancy. The official numbers are equally disturbing: The rate of birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled across Brazil after Zika arrived. Rates of Guillain-Barré and encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis showed a similar increase in the Northeast. Hospitalizations for Guillain-Barré increased by nearly 3% until the outbreak peaked in July of last year, while the Northeast was the only area of the country to see an increase in CNS.