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  • Zika-related Birth Defect Rate Pegged at 7 Pct A pregnant woman who becomes ill from the Zika virus faces a 7% chance that her child will be born with birth defects, and that risk jumps to nearly 13% if she becomes ill during the first trimester, a new study conducted in French territories in the Americas has concluded.
  • WHO Adds 'Disease X' to List of Potential Pandemic Killers A serious worldwide threat could erupt from an as-yet-unknown pathogen, the WHO warns. Prioritizing 'X' on the annual blueprint is meant to encourage more crosscutting research and development.

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