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Medicine: Birth Defects Mystery / Washington State #1060879

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Seattle: Elizabeth Cohen) A medical mystery in rural Washington state with a series of babies born with birth defects {anencephaly††} examined; statistics cited; details given about questions not asked beyond medical records. [Nurse Sara BARRON†- comments on the "scary" tragedy.] [Washington state dept of health Mandy STAHRE†- says we have not found an answer to this devastating diagnosis and we are still investigating.] [Spina bifida baby's mother Andrea JACKMAN - comments on wanting to help.] How the families of the birth defects babies have not been interviewed discussed. [UCLA's Dr. Beate RITZ†- notes medical records don't cover the risk factors.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Cohen, Elizabeth

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