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The Washington Post Covers Zika research from the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by Children's National Experts
March 30, 2016
Researchers from Children's National co-authored a New England Journal of Medicine study that found evidence of infectious Zika virus in a 21-week-old fetal brain. The infection caused extensive damage to the fetus' brain. Because early ultrasounds did not spot brain injury, Adré J. du Plessis, MBChB, Center for Hospital-Based Specialties, told the Washington Post that "if there are any doubts about the diagnosis," doctors should consider performing an MRI on pregnant patients infected with Zika virus.
Also covered by: Reuters, New York Times, NBC News, US News & World Report, USA Today, The Verge, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Parent Herald, MedicalXpress.com, Christianity Daily, Times of Malta, BioSpace.com
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