We superimposed the timing of confirmed microcephaly
cases in each region to assess the relationship between observed microcephaly
and expected duration of elevated APO risk but did not fit explicitly to microcephaly
Although previous publications described the health effects in infants born with microcephaly
during the Zika outbreak, this is the first investigation to characterize the health and development of these children as they age.
58, dated June 3, 2016, regulating the priority service for families diagnosed with microcephaly
in the evaluation of the Continuous Cash Benefit (22).
van der Linden and her coinvestigators described classic congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly
at birth as simply the tip of the Zika virus iceberg.
Now, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that Zika infection is a cause of microcephaly
and is linked to the recent outbreak.
According to the findings published in the March 2017 issue of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, 52 patients with clinically suspected Zika virus infection were studied, including 8 infants with microcephaly
Among 3,036 suspected cases of Zika virus disease (including persons meeting the case definition for Zika virus disease, newborns or stillbirths (including one miscarriage) with suspected congenital microcephaly
, and cases of GBS), the highest number originated from Ouest (n = 1,064), Nord (583), and Centre (421) departments.
One woman from Las Pinas City gave birth to a baby boy at full term without microcephaly
, while a woman from Central Visayas had a spontaneous abortion in the ninth week of pregnancy.
In a paper published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Julu Bhatnagar, PhD, of the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, and her coauthors reported a case series in 52 patients--8 infants with microcephaly
who died and 44 women thought to have been infected with Zika virus during pregnancy.
6) An outbreak of microcephaly
in Brazil, causally associated with the Zika virus epidemic since May 2015, has resulted in this emerging viral infection becoming the leading causative agent of microcephaly
in South and Central America (9,10) and a serious threat to pregnant women from other countries who have visited that region.
Yeh noted that, as they were working in 2015, no study had yet shown a causal link between Zika infection in pregnant women and microcephaly
in their offspring.
This is a microcephaly
case with a high probability of being related to the Zika virus and also the first such case in Vietnam," the General Department of Preventive Medicine, a department of the nation's health ministry, said in a statement posted on its official website.