Microcephaly screening alone won’t detect all cases of Zika virus in newborns, study suggests

Posted by on June 30, 2016 2:17 am
Categories: health

Zika virus infection cannot be accurately diagnosed in newborns solely on the basis of microcephaly screening, according to the largest study of its kind. The findings suggest that signs and symptoms of brain abnormalities, regardless of head circumference, should also be included in screening criteria to detect all affected newborns.

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