First description of 2015 Zika virus outbreak in Rio de Janiero

Posted by on April 12, 2016 8:03 pm
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Since the recent link to severe neurological defects in infants born to mothers infected during pregnancy, Zika virus (ZIKV) has become a public health and research priority. A new study reports details from the 2015 Zika outbreak in Rio de Janeiro — the first with a high proportion of cases confirmed by molecular diagnosis–and proposes changes to the current diagnostic criteria for ZIKV disease.

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