Surveillance unlikely to detect European changes in birth defect linked to Zika virus

Posted by on September 16, 2016 2:39 pm
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A new study finds that surveillance systems in Europe could detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil. However, the smaller increases expected in Europe (due to the Aedes mosquitos not being indigenous in Europe) would be unlikely to be detected.

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