Emerging Infectious Diseases - May 2018

Maiken Worsøe Rosenstierne, Frederik Schaltz-Buchholzer, Fernanda Bruzadelli, Asson Có, Placido Cardoso, Charlotte Sværke Jørgensen, Johan Michiels, Leo Heyndrickx, Kevin K. Ariën, Thea Kølsen Fischer and Anders Fomsgaard


Blood samples were analyzed from infants born with microcephaly and their mothers in Guinea-Bissau in 2016 for pathogens associated with birth defects. No Zika virus RNA was detected, but Zika virus IgG was highly prevalent. The authors recommend implementing pathogen screening of infants with congenital defects in Guinea-Bissau.

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