Interim RCOG/RCM/PHE/HPS (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists/Royal College of Midwives/Public Health England/Health Protection Scotland) Clinical Guidelines: Zika Virus Infection and Pregnancy Information for Healthcare Professionals

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 01/29/2016This 13-page document provides guidelines on Zika virus in pregnancy for healthcare professionals. It discusses Zika epidemiology, transmission, symptoms, and Zika virus in the Americas and microcephaly. It includes advice for pregnant women, and recommendations for pregnant women who have traveled to an area of Zika virus transmission. (PDF)
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The restrictions previously applied to travel to nearly 100 Zika-affected countries or regions.
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CONCLUSIONS Our results allowed the characterization of pregnant women exposed to ZIKV and the outcome of pregnancy.
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We described ZIKV and DENV serological markers and the maternal-fetal t ransfer of antibodies among mothers and neonates after the ZIKV microcephaly outbreak in Northeast Brazil (2016). We included 89 microcephaly cases and 173 neonate controls at time of birth and their mothers. Microcephaly cases were defined as newborns with a particular head circumference (2 SD belo w the mean). Two controls without microcephaly were matched by the expected date of delivery and area of residence. We tested maternal serum for recent (ZIKV genome, IgM and IgG3 anti-NS1) and previous (ZIKV and DENV neutralizing antibodies [NAbs]) markers ...
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 35Author(s): Jing Zou, Pei-Yong ShiZika virus (ZIKV) can cause devastating congenital syndrome in fetuses from pregnant women and autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. No clinically approved vaccine or drug is currently available for ZIKV. This unmet medical need has motivated a global effort to develop countermeasures. Several promising ZIKV vaccine candidates have already entered clinical trials. In contrast, antiviral development of ZIKV is lagging behind. Here, we review the overall strategies for ZIKV drug discovery, includ...
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(PLOS) Women infected with Zika virus early in pregnancy are almost 17 times more likely to have a child with microcephaly, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Oliver Brady of the London School of Hygiene&Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.
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by Oliver J. Brady, Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman, Nicholas J. Kassebaum, Sarah E. Ray, Valdelaine E. M. de Ara újo, Aglaêr A. da Nóbrega, Livia C. V. Frutuoso, Roberto C. R. Lecca, Antony Stevens, Bruno Zoca de Oliveira, José M. de Lima Jr., Isaac I. Bogoch, Philippe Mayaud, Thomas Jaenisch, Ali H. Mokdad, Christopher J. L. Murray, Simon I. Hay, Robert C. Reiner Jr., Fatima Marinho BackgroundIn 2015, high rates of microcephaly were reported in Northeast Brazil following the first South American Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak. Reported microcephaly rates in other Zika-affected areas were significantly lower...
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