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Zika Infection Impacts Infants During the 1st Trimester of Development

October 19, 2020 • 10:22 am CDT
(Zika News)

A new article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases provided rates of vertical transmission and adverse outcomes from the Zika virus. Based on Bayesian latent class analysis of data from seven prospective studies done in different settings in the Americas, as well as in travelers and immigrants to Spain from the Americas.

These researchers found the markers of congenital Zika virus infection are estimated to be lowest in the first trimester of pregnancy and the susceptibility of the developing nervous system in an infant seemed to be the highest in the first trimester.

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