Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link
AbstractZika 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
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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.
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.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Jin-Na; Ling, Feng. 2016. "Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly: Evidence for a Causal Link." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 10: 1031.
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