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Title: The Challenge of Assessing Microcephaly in the Context of the Zika Virus Epidemic
Author: Quintó, Llorenç
García-Basteiro, Alberto L.
Bardají, Azucena
González, Raquel
Padilla, Norma
Martínez Espinosa, Flor E.
Arévalo-Herrera, Myriam
Macete, Eusébio
Menéndez, Clara
Keywords: Epidèmies
Malalties víriques
Virus diseases
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: The present article examines the impact of the current limitations of the microcephaly definition in the context of the Zika virus outbreak. It highlights its dependence on the method used for determining gestational age and other anthropometric parameters, and includes original results of prevalence of microcephaly in four countries from two different continents (Mozambique, Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia). Alternative definitions of microcephaly are proposed to allow the identification of true cases of microcephaly in a more accurate manner.
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It is part of: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2017
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ISSN: 0142-6338
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