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[Editorial] Zika-associated health and development problems in children

Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause infants to be born with microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities, with further possible adverse developmental outcomes later in life. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first and largest study to assess health and development problems in children aged 1 year or older in Puerto Rico and other US territories who were born to mothers with laboratory-confirmed or possible Zika infection during pregnancy and had received some follow-up care.

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