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Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;22(6):1090-1093. doi: 10.3201/eid2206.160062. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Microcephaly in Infants, Pernambuco State, Brazil, 2015.

Abstract

We studied the clinical characteristics for 104 infants born with microcephaly in the delivery hospitals of Pernambuco State, Brazil, during 2015. Testing is ongoing to exclude known infectious causes. However, microcephaly peaked in October and demonstrated central nervous system abnormalities with brain dysgenesis and intracranial calcifications consistent with an intrauterine infection.

KEYWORDS:

Brazil; Microcephaly; Zika virus; disease outbreaks; infants; vector-borne infections; viruses

PMID:
27071041
PMCID:
PMC4880105
DOI:
10.3201/eid2206.160062
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