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Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link

Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3399 Binsheng Road, Hangzhou 310051, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(10), 1031; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph13101031
Received: 8 September 2016 / Revised: 17 October 2016 / Accepted: 18 October 2016 / Published: 20 October 2016
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus related to the Dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. Since the explosive outbreaks of ZIKV in Latin America in 2015, a sudden increase in the number of microcephaly cases has been observed in infants of women who were pregnant when they contracted the virus. The severity of this condition raises grave concerns, and extensive studies on the possible link between ZIKV infection and microcephaly have been conducted. There is substantial evidence suggesting that there is a causal link between ZIKV and microcephaly, however, future studies are warranted to solidify this association. To summarize the most recent evidence on this issue and provide perspectives for future studies, we reviewed the literature to identify existing evidence of the causal link between ZIKV infection and microcephaly within research related to the epidemics, laboratory diagnosis, and possible mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: Zika virus (ZIKV); microcephaly; pregnancy; fetus Zika virus (ZIKV); microcephaly; pregnancy; fetus
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Wang, J.-N.; Ling, F. Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1031. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph13101031

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Wang J-N, Ling F. Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(10):1031. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph13101031

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Wang, Jin-Na, and Feng Ling. 2016. "Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, no. 10: 1031. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph13101031

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