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Are Zika and toxoplasmosis related? 

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Dear Cecil:
Since each can cause microcephaly, is there any correlation between Zika (which everyone seems to fear) and toxoplasmosis (which most seem to have forgotten)? —Maja Ramirez

Cecil replies:

Are Zika and toxoplasmosis related? Biologically speaking, that one’s easy: no. In seeing them as similar, are you nonetheless onto something? Nice work, Maja—the medical world sees it the same way.


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