Zika Roundup: 1% Microcephaly Rate in First-Trimester Infection, Potential Risk to U.S. Cities — Physician’s First Watch
Zika Roundup: 1% Microcephaly Rate in First-Trimester Infection, Potential Risk to U.S. Cities
By the Editors
This week in Zika news:
Analysis of the 2013–2014 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia suggested a 1% rate of microcephaly among infants born to women infected with the virus during their first trimester.
Researchers published a map detailing the likelihood of low, moderate, or high populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in 50 U.S. cities this summer.
Cuba reported its first local transmission of Zika.
The CDC revised its travel guidance: Their recommendation that pregnant women postpone travel to Zika-affected countries now applies only to elevations below 2000 meters (6500 feet).