False negatives: Delayed Zika effects in babies who appeared normal at birth

Colombian infants exposed to Zika virus in the womb showed neurodevelopmental delays as toddlers, despite having ‘normal’ brain imaging and head circumference at birth, a finding that underscores the importance of long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up for Zika-exposed infants. Parenting News — … Read more…

Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother’s immune response

New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant … Read more…

Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy

Prior Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy, a new study shows. The research points to a possible mechanism for the enhancement of Zika virus progression during pregnancy in an animal model. Child Development … Read more…