Zika testing is urged for some newborns

February 2, 2016
by Dekalb Pediatrics

Newborns should be tested for infection with the Zika virus if their mothers have visited or lived in any country experiencing an outbreak and if the mothers’ own tests are positive or inconclusive, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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A 2-month-old with microcephaly in Oswaldo Cruz Hospital on Tuesday in Recife, Brazil. The condition results in an abnormally small head, can lead to various disorders and is associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Credit Mario Tama/Getty Images        


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