Detecting Zeka Viral microcephaly in utero is difficult because ultrasound changes of the fetal brain do not appear until near 20 weeks gestation. The legal cut off for abortion is 21 weeks in most jurisdictions. The brain's rapid growth begins at about 19-20 weeks at the threshold of detection..
Most doctors are using information that may be giving a false sense of security to pregnant women infected with Zika.
Zika Emergence Evokes Memories of Rubella]
Retinal fundus photographs bear some resemblance to that of Rubella Retinopathy, a sign of Rubella, also a viral infection (not spread by mosquitos rather airborne person to person)
The findings are consistent
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that nearly 280 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories have the virus. Health officials fear that more pregnant women could become infected this summer as the weather gets warmer and mosquitoes become more rampant. Health officials may have difficulty tracking all adults infected in the U.S. because for the most part symptoms aren't noticeable or are otherwise mild. The most severe cases have resulted in Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes paralysis, and in other cases adults have developed symptoms that are similar to multiple sclerosis. A patient in Puerto Rico died after being infected.
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