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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Zika virus (07): Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, research, observations
    Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:58:00 -0500
    Zika virus -- Mexico
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    Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy causes congenital abnormalities, including microcephaly. However, rates vary widely, and the contributing risk factors remain unclear. We examined the serum antibody response to ZIKV and other flaviviruses in Brazilian women giving birth during the 2015-2016 outbreak. Infected pregnancies with intermediate or higher ZIKV antibody enhancement titers were at increased risk to give birth to microcephalic infants compared with those

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