In May 2016, World Health Organization stated that Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of congenital brain abnormalities, including microcephaly
and that Zika virus is a trigger of Guillain-Barre syndrome -- a rare disorder where immune system attacks the nerves.
A total of 58 APOs occurred in this group; microcephaly
was infrequent (4 [6.
The report, published in todays Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is the first to describe the health and developmental effects of congenital Zika virus infection in children with microcephaly
through 2 years of age.
In recent years, especially between 2015 and 2016, a new concern has emerged with direct consequences on the organization of policies and collective views for people with disabilities: microcephaly
in neonates, associated with in utero exposure to the Zika virus.
Head growth decelerated as early as 5 months, and 11 of the infants developed microcephaly
Although a growing number of infants were born with microcephaly
after the release of genetically modified mosquitoes, this is merely a casual occurrence.
Fifteen months old boy was referred to outpatient clinics because of having microcephaly
and growth retardation.
Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported replication and persistence of Zika virus RNA in placentas of women who had pregnancy losses and in brain tissues of infants with microcephaly
, US-based diagnostics company Advanced Cell Diagnostics said.
Immediate notification of suspected cases of microcephaly
and GBS was followed by investigations and laboratory testing (4).
It is usually asymptomatic but has been linked to microcephaly
To conduct the study, researchers tested tissues from 52 patients with suspected Zika infection, including brain tissues from eight babies born with microcephaly
who later died.
BASED RESEARCHERS have isolated replicative Zika virus RNA from the brain tissue of infants with microcephaly
, and the placenta and fetal tissues from women suspected of being infected with Zika virus during pregnancy.
("small head") is usually a consequence of fetal brain maldevelopment resulting in micrencephaly ("small brain").
An increased incidence of microcephaly
was reported in Brazil, and Zika outbreaks were reported in 6 additional countries in South America.
Vietnam's health ministry on Sunday reported a microcephaly
case that it says is likely to be the country's first linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.