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Laboratory Evaluation of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

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Our understanding of the effects of maternal Zika virus infection on the newborn continues to evolve. First discovered in 1947 in the Zika Forest in Uganda, the world became more aware of the virus in 2015, with reports of hundreds of cases of microcephaly in Brazilian newborns whose mothers reported symptoms related to Zika viral infection during pregnancy. This article reviews the current guidelines for laboratory evaluation of newborns with possible congenital Zika virus infection.
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Keywords: CONGENITAL INFECTION; ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY; LABORATORY TESTING; REAL-TIME REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION; ZIKA VIRUS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2017

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