One Year Later, Families Of Zika Babies In Brazil Still Struggle

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Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A year after human cases of the Zika virus emerged in Brazil, doctors are still learning more about the effects as they treat babies with what’s now known as congenital Zika syndrome. Many suffer seizures, and others have trouble swallowing or constantly cry.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Dr. Camila Ventura of the Altino Ventura Foundation in Brazil about treating the babies. She’s an ophthalmologist currently in Miami for a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Dr. Camila Ventura, ophthalmologist of the Altino Ventura Foundation, currently in Miami for a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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