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One in seven children born to mothers who had Zika infection has health problems

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 09 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3477
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

One in seven children born to women who had Zika virus infection when they were pregnant have Zika associated birth defects or neurodevelopmental abnormalities, an analysis that followed up children at one year old has found.1

“Careful monitoring and evaluation of children born to mothers with evidence of Zika infection during pregnancy is essential for ensuring early detection of possible disabilities and early referral …

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