Zika Infection Reduced Infant Receptive-Language Skills

From Zika News
October 29th, 2019

A new study by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Puerto Rico suggests a prenatal Zika virus infection is linked to lower receptive language scores during the 1st year of life.

This is an important study since the Zika virus has gained recognition over the past few years as an important new ‘etiology of congenital infection.’

And, there is no known cure for a Zika infection and there is not a preventive vaccine currently available. 

This study, published in the JAMA Network Open on October 25, 2019, found even among infants without microcephaly or congenital Zika syndrome, a prenatal maternal Zika infection was associated with lower receptive language scores.

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