Children's National announced the launch of a new Congenital Zika Virus Program that will advise pregnant women infected with the virus, as well as treat babies affected by Zika.
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Dorothy Bulas, MD, Center for Hospital-Based Specialties commented on research showing the devastating effects of Zika virus, beyond microcephaly.
Research scientists affiliated with Children’s National Health System will moderate sessions, present academic posters , and lead a special symposium about the Zika virus during the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, held from April 30 through May 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.
Infectious Zika virus was isolated from the brain of a 21-week-old fetus after causing extensive damage to brain tissue – despite ultrasounds that showed no sign of microcephaly at weeks 13, 16, and 17, according to a report published online March 30, 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS, described ongoing research and current uncertainties that accompany fetuses severely affected by the Zika virus.