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CDC reports increase in birth defects potentially related to Zika in US areas with local transmission
Researchers found an increase in the birth defects most strongly linked to Zika in areas with local Zika transmission.
(Published: January 25, 2018)

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Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection during Pregnancy in the United States
Fitzgerald B, Boyle C, Honein MA.
JAMA. (Published online January 25, 2018).
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Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection — 15 States and U.S. Territories, 2016
Delaney A, Mai C, Smoots A, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep (2018); 67:91–96.
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Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States, October 2017
Adebanjo T, Godfred-Cato S, Viens L, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 (October 2017); 66:1089–1099.
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Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States (Including U.S. Territories), July 2017
Oduyebo T, Polen KD, Walke HT, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 (July 2017); 66:781-793.
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Zika Virus Disease in Children in Colombia, August 2015 to May 2016
Tolosa N, Tinker SC, Pacheco O, Valencia D, Botero DS, Tong VT, Mercado M, Gilboa SM, Gonzalez M, Nelson CA, Pardo L, Rao CY, Rico A,
Moore M, Parra E, Honein MA, Ospina Martínez ML.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (2017 Aug 14); 10.1111/ppe.12391
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Measures Taken to Prevent Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy – Puerto Rico, 2016
D’Angelo DV, Salvesen von Essen B, Lamias MJ, Shulman H, Hernandez-Virella WI, Taraporewalla AJ, Vargas MI, Harrison L, Ellington SR, Soto L, Williams T, Rodriguez A, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Rivera B, Cox S, Pazol K, Rice ME, Dee DL, Romero L, Lathrop E, Barfield W, Smith RA, Jamieson DJ, Honein MA, Deseda C, Warner L.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 (Jun 9); 66(22):574-578.
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Serial Head and Brain Imaging of 17 Fetuses With Confirmed Zika Virus Infection in Colombia, South America
Parra-Saavedra M, Reefhuis J, Piraquive JP, Gilboa SM, Badell ML, Moore CA, Mercado M, Valencia D, Jamieson DJ, Beltran M, Sanz-Cortes M, Rivera-Casas AM, Yepez M, Parra G, Ospina Martinez M, Honein MA
Obstet Gynecol. (2017 Jun 6); 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002105.
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Pregnancy Outcomes after Maternal Zika Virus Infection during Pregnancy — U.S. Territories, January 1, 2016–April 25, 2017
Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Rice ME, Galang RR, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017 (January 1, 2016–April 25, 2017); 66:615-621.
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CDC Vital Signs: Zika Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
CDC Vital Signs (April 2017)
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Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers
Igbinosa II, Rabe IB, Oduyebo T, Rasmussen SA.
Am Fam Physician. (2017 Apr 15); 95(8):507-513.
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Baseline Prevalence of Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection – Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-2014
Cragan JD, Mai CT, Petersen EE, Liberman RF, Forestieri NE, Stevens AC, Delaney A, Dawson AL, Ellington SR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Dunn JE, Higgins CA, Meyer RE, Williams T, Polen KN, Newsome K, Reynolds M, Isenburg J, Gilboa SM, Meaney-Delman DM, Moore CA, Boyle CA, Honein MA.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 (Mar 3); 66(8):219-222.
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Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Access to Contraception during the Zika Virus Outbreak, Puerto Rico, 2016
Li R, Simmons KB, Bertolli J, Rivera-Garcia B, Cox S, Romero L, Koonin LM, Valencia-Prado M, Bracero N, Jamieson DJ, Barfield W, Moore CA, Mai CT, Korhonen LC, Frey MT, Perez-Padilla J, Torres-Muñoz R, Grosse SD. Emerg Infect Dis. (2017 Jan 15); 23(1).
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Birth Defects among Fetuses and Infants of US Women with Evidence of Possible Zika Virus Infection during Pregnancy
Honein MA, Dawson AL, Petersen EE, Jones AM, Lee EH, Yazdy MM, Ahmad N, Macdonald J, Evert N, Bingham A, Ellington SR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Oduyebo T, Fine AD, Brown CM, Sommer JN, Gupta J, Cavicchia P, Slavinski S, White JL, Owen SM, Petersen LR, Boyle C, Meaney-Delman D, Jamieson DJ; US Zika Pregnancy Registry Collaboration.
JAMA. (2017 Jan 3); 317(1):59-68.
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Description of 13 Infants Born During October 2015–January 2016 with Congenital Zika Virus Infection without Microcephaly at Birth — Brazil
van der Linden V, Pessoa A, Dobyns W, Barkovich AJ, Júnior HV, Filho EL, Ribeiro EM, Leal MC, Coimbra PP, Aragão MF, Verçosa I, Ventura C, Ramos RC, Cruz DD, Cordeiro MT, Mota VM, Dott M, Hillard C, Moore CA. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 (Dec 2); 65(47):1343-1348.
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Characterizing the Pattern of Anomalies in Congenital Zika Syndrome for Pediatric Clinicians
Moore CA, Staples JE, Dobyns WB, Pessoa A, Ventura CV, Fonseca EB, Ribeiro EM, Ventura LO, Neto NN, Arena JF, Rasmussen SA.
JAMA Pediatr. (2016 Nov 3)
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Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA in Pregnant Women
Meaney-Delman D, Oduyebo T, Polen KN, White JL, Bingham AM, Slavinski SA, Heberlein-Larson L, St George K, Rakeman JL, Hills S, Olson CK, Adamski A, Culver Barlow L, Lee EH, Likos AM, Muñoz JL, Petersen EE, Dufort EM, Dean AB, Cortese MM, Santiago GA, Bhatnagar J, Powers AM, Zaki S, Petersen LR, Jamieson DJ, Honein MA; U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry Prolonged Viremia Working Group.
Obstet Gynecol. (2016 Oct); 128(4):724-30.
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Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, September 2016
Petersen EE, Meaney-Delman D, Neblett-Fanfair R, Havers F, Oduyebo T, Hills SL, Rabe IB, Lambert A, Abercrombie J, Martin SW, Gould CV, Oussayef N, Polen KN, Kuehnert MJ, Pillai SK, Petersen LR, Honein MA, Jamieson DJ, Brooks JT.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 (Oct 7); 65(39):1077-1081.
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Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality
Rasmussen SA, Jamieson DJ, Honein MA, Petersen LR.
N Engl J Med. (2016 May 19); 374(20):1981-7.
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