Possible Association Between Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly — Brazil, 2015

January 23, 2016 at 10:31 am

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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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update. Tags: .

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