Emerging Infectious Diseases, September 2018

Enny S. Paixão, Maria Glória Teixeira, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Mauricio L. Barreto, Laura C. Rodrigues


Dengue virus infection during pregnancy increased the risk for any neurologic congenital anomaly in the infant by roughly 50% and for other congenital malformations of brain 4-fold. Our results show an association between dengue during pregnancy and congenital anomalies of the brain, suggesting that flaviviruses other than Zika virus are associated with such malformations.

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