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Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Baby head circumference

Brazilian studies highlight Zika microcephaly patterns

One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Aug 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017
Wheelchair patient rehabilitating

Case-control study finds more evidence of Zika-GBS link

Older adults were hardest hit by Guillain-Barre syndrome in northeast Brazil.

Jun 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017
mother with newborn

Study: First Zika microcephaly wave in Brazil was outlier

Also, a new US report outlines the usefulness of testing placental and fetal tissue.

May 04, 2017

May 04, 2017
Pregnant profile

MRI series explores Zika exposure in the womb

Also, reseachers identify a Zika antibody that might open up new therapy and vaccine possibilities.

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Baby with stethoscope

High level of heart defects found in Zika-affected babies

Also, 2 more babies have been born in the US with Zika-related birth defects.

Apr 04, 2017

Apr 04, 2017
Newborn exam

Zika birth defects noted in 1 in 10 infected US pregnant women

Follow-up of women who delivered Zika-affected newborns found that only 1 in 4 received the recommended brain imaging after birth.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC reports 7 more babies born with Zika defects

Research news includes microcephaly in infants and mapping of the Aedes aegypti genome.

Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Brown howler monkey

Another yellow fever case noted in Rio de Janeiro state

The state now has 3 cases, 1 fatal, and officials worry the disease will spread to the city of Rio.

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