Name  Microcephaly
Related to/Also known as  Microcephaly is a symptom of many different conditions.

"Microcephaly is a rare neurological condition in which a person's head is significantly smaller than expected based on standardized charts."

Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
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  • Primary: the brain fails to grow to the correct size during pregnancy
  • Secondary: the brain is the expected size at birth but subsequently fails to grow normally
Source: Current Opinion in Neurobiology 14(1) February 2004
Useful National contacts

Cerebra (charity for children with neurological conditions)
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Phone: 01267 244200
Post: 2nd Floor Offices, The Lyric Buildings, King Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD

Online resources 'Zika virus: your questions answered' (NHS Choices)
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Our resources The library at the Brain Charity has a range of resources on disability related issues.