Segment: Zika causes undetected damage

February 5, 2018

Segment: Zika causes undetected damage

Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in life, according to Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UW School of Medicine.  Damage may also occur in children infected during early childhood and adolescence, the researchers warn.  The findings  appear in the Feb. 5 issue of Nature Medicine

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