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The suspect in a shooting spree in the U.S. state of Michigan was charged Monday with six counts of murder. Investigators are searching for a motive for the shootings. Kalamazoo County prosecutor Jeff Getting filed the murder charges against Jason Dalton--a 45-year-old Uber driver who had no previous criminal record

A study to determine whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with a serious birth defect has begun in Brazil. A 16-member team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are doing the study. Dr. Erin Staples is an epidemiologist with the CDC:
" ...we'll also be taking blood samples from the mom and the baby to look for the presence of Zika virus infection and then we will be comparing between again the mom who didn't have microcephaly, the moms that do have a child born with microcephaly..."   
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika outbreak an international health emergency.
Key Points

1.spree n/v.狂欢,欢闹,无节制的狂热行为

2.epidemiologist n.流行病学家

3.microcephaly n.头小畸型