Infants Born To Zika-Infected Mothers Can Develop Microcephaly Months After Birth, Study Shows

CQ HealthBeat: CDC: Zika-infected Infants Can Develop Microcephly Outside Womb
“[Some] infants in Brazil who were born infected with the Zika virus, but had not yet developed microcephaly, later experienced slow head growth, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday…” (Siddons, 11/22).

New York Times: Microcephaly Found in Babies of Zika-Infected Mothers Months After Birth
“…The findings were reported in a study of 13 babies in Brazil that was published Tuesday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. At birth, none of the babies had heads small enough to receive a diagnosis of microcephaly, but months later, 11 of them did…” (Belluck, 11/22).

Washington Post: Normal head size at birth doesn’t rule out microcephaly, Zika syndrome after birth
“…The report is the first to document infants with laboratory evidence of Zika infection in utero who experienced ‘poor head growth with microcephaly developing after birth.’ Although other researchers have described cases of babies developing microcephaly after birth, they could only presume that those infants had been infected congenitally…” (Sun, 11/22).

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