08.08.18

One in Seven Babies Exposed to Zika Have Health Problems, CDC Says

Source: Medscape

About one in seven babies (14%) currently aged 1 year or older who were exposed to Zika virus before birth have one or more health problems possibly related to Zika, including some serious health problems that were not apparent at birth, federal health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

“We are still learning about the effects of Zika, and it might be years before we fully understand the full spectrum of the health outcomes related to Zika infection during pregnancy,” CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said during a media briefing.

“We do know that some babies may appear healthy at birth but can develop long-term health problems as they grow. That is why continued monitoring and follow-up evaluations are so crucial,” said Redfield.

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