NYMC Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Department

Pediatrics

Abstract

Zika virus has been known for more than half a century. Its clinical significance was just recently discovered, after the epidemic of Zika virus emerged in South and Central America. A task force established in 2015 by the Brazil Ministry of Health investigated the possible association between congenital Zika infection and microcephaly in fetuses and newborns. Since then more and more evidence emerged, supporting this hypothesis. The objective of this article is to review and summarize the currently available literature regarding Zika virus from a neonatologist’s standpoint and provide some guidance to medical providers who may have to care for potentially exposed pregnant patients and their newborns.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine, 6 (1), e060128. https://doi.org/10.7363/060128

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