Defining the Syndrome Associated With Congenital Zika Virus Infection

June 3, 2016

Emerging evidence suggests a broader range of possible complications for babies born to women affected with Zika virus. These could go beyond microcephaly to effects on other brain abnormalities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating efforts to understand the broader range of complications that define congenital Zika virus syndrome and invites partners to join in this effort.

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Emerging evidence suggests a broader range of possible complications for babies born to women affected with Zika virus. These could go beyond microcephaly to effects on other brain abnormalities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating efforts to understand the broader range of complications that define congenital Zika virus syndrome and invites partners to join in this effort.

To read the article from Anthony Costello, of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization, CLICK HERE.

Reference: Costello A, Dua T, et al. Defining the Syndrome Associated With Congenital Zika Virus Infection. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2016;94:406-406A.