Possible Association Between Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly — Brazil, 2015
MMWR January 22, 2016 V.65 N.3) Early Release P.1-4
Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, PhD; Erlane M. Ribeiro, PhD; Ian M.L. Feitosa, MD; et al
An outbreak of Zika virus infection was first recognized in northeastern Brazil in early 2015. By September, a sharp increase in microcephaly cases was reported from affected areas. The Brazil Ministry of Health developed a case definition for Zika virus-related microcephaly, and established a task force and a registry to investigate Zika virus-related cases of microcephaly and to describe the clinical characteristics of cases
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