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In addition, while in 2014 there had been 150 reported cases of microcephaly across all of Brazil, 3,893 cases of microcephaly had been reported in 2015, with Pernambuco accounting for almost a third of the total number of cases. It seemed clear that the Zika virus was causing the babies' microcephaly.This includes paraquat, which has been classified as "highly poisonous" by U.S. regulators. They are particularly used in Brazil's northeast, where almost a third of cases of microcephaly have occurred so far.It is also possible to think that microcephaly in children may have several causes.This situation imposes a need to urgently investigate more thoroughly the effects of both the Zika virus and pesticides in causing microcephaly in children.
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