The Zika outbreak may have prompted a drop in the number of live births in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers believe that very early miscarriages and pregnancy avoidance may be to blame.
When it comes to Zika, the CDC has affirmed a new normal – urging pregnant women to avoid visiting areas where Zika is spreading until a vaccine is available.
476 cases of microcephaly have been identified in Colombia over the last 11 months. 147 had evidence of Zika virus infection out of the 306 that were tested.
The microcephaly unit, where a team of doctors and therapists treat children born with Zika-related disorders in Brazil, has become a place of solidarity where more than 100 women lend each other support, share ideas and discuss ways to advocate on behalf of their children. A new concern is babies who outwardly appear healthy, but who […]
Zika congenital birth defect syndrome is most likely triggered by multiple mechanisms. Interaction of many different events – time and level of infection during pregnancy, prior exposure to related pathogens such as Dengue, and possibly other environmental, toxin, drug and genetic factors – may determine the risk of birth defects when infection occurs.
Brazilian researchers found that one in five babies born with brain damage related to Zika have normal-sized heads. The findings show that even though a baby may appear to be normal at birth, they could have serious conditions that become more visible as the child grows. For more information, click here
The inevitable arrival of the Aedes mosquito in the U.S. has many worried. The World Health Organization has updated its recommendations on pregnancy, sex and Zika. Click here to find answers to many pressing questions.