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Alexander Kofinas M.D. Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Growth Restriction (IUGR), General Health, Pregnancy Complications Leave a Comment

In early 2015, an outbreak of Zika virus, a flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, was identified in northeast Brazil, an area where dengue virus was also circulating. By September, reports of an increase in the number of infants born with microcephaly in Zika virus-affected areas began to emerge, and Zika virus RNA was identified in the amniotic fluid of two women whose fetuses had been ...