The global threat of Zika virus to pregnancy: epidemiology, clinical perspectives, mechanisms, and impact

@inproceedings{Boeuf2016TheGT,
  title={The global threat of Zika virus to pregnancy: epidemiology, clinical perspectives, mechanisms, and impact},
  author={Phillipe Boeuf and Heidi E Drummer and Jack S. Richards and Michelle J. L. Scoullar and James G Beeson},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that has newly emerged as a significant global threat, especially to pregnancy. Recent major outbreaks in the Pacific and in Central and South America have been associated with an increased incidence of microcephaly and other abnormalities of the central nervous system in neonates. The causal link between ZIKV infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is now strongly supported. Over 2 billion people live in regions conducive to ZIKV… CONTINUE READING
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