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Increase in Reported Prevalence of Microcephaly in Infants Born to Women Living in Areas with Confirmed Zika Virus Transmission During the First Trimester of Pregnancy — Brazil, 2015

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)

Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira, MSc; Juan Cortez-Escalante, MD; Wanessa Tenório Gonçalves Holanda De Oliveira, MSc; et al.

Widespread transmission of Zika virus by Aedes mosquitoes has been recognized in Brazil since late 2014, and in October 2015, an increase in the number of reported cases of microcephaly was reported to the Brazil Ministry of Health.

By January 2016, a total of 3,530 suspected microcephaly cases had been reported, many of which occurred in infants born to women who lived in or had visited areas where Zika virus transmission was occurring, suggesting a relationship between these two epidemiologic events.

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6509e2er.pdf

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