An international registry for women exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy: time for answers.

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2016
Authors  Panchaud, A.; Vouga, M.; Musso, D.; Baudemail, D.
Journal Title  Lancet Infect Dis
Volume  16
Issue  9
Pages  995-6
Journal Date  2016

Barreto and colleagues1 proposed in their Comment in The Lancet a strategic plan of action, at the government level, to manage the present Zika virus epidemic and to increase knowledge about the infection. However, an international collaboration is needed because of the magnitude of situation. Since first suspicion in 2015, evidence suggests that Zika virus should be considered as a teratogenic agent, similarly to the toxoplasmosis, others (syphilis, varicella zoster), rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex (TORCH) agents, until proven otherwise.

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