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Rare birth defects still spiking in Washington state

Image: Baby receives treatment for spina bifida
Olivia Jackman of Ellensberg, Wash., was born with spina bifida last fall and is considered part of a cluster of neural tube defects in the area that includes the fatal defect, anencephaly. James Cheng / for NBC News