Zika microcephaly bear risk, new study shows
#Cosmoread: A new estimate shows that a 100 during the first trimester of pregnancy in women who become infected with the virus Zika a child with zika microcephaly, an abnormally small brain, a condition that causes the head to rise will give. Conclusion any outbreak of Zika ‘study comes from researchers.
Consider the new results in the first trimester of pregnancy Pregnant women who become infected with the virus Zika condition, women who become infected later in their pregnancies, compared with children with the highest risk of giving birth that can be supported , the researchers said.
“Our analysis strongly hypothesis that Zika virus infection during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of zika microcephaly is support,” said study co-author Dr. Simon in Paris, France’s Institut Pasteur Cauchemez, a statement said.
However, findings from a six month long Zika outbreak in French Polynesia based on the data, and therefore it is not yet clear that this estimate are also applied in other countries will not be affected by the outbreak, he said .
Researchers studied the Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia during the time that began in October 2013 and ended in April 2014, among children born around 23 researchers looked at the prevalence of zika microcephaly born with zika microcephaly the identification of eight-month study period, between September 2013 and July 2015.
In addition to these cases, seven infants in March 2014 and during the four-month period between July 2014, based on his calculations were born researchers estimate, first trimester of pregnancy in women who become infected with the virus that was higher for children born with zika microcephaly, women who later became infected, compared with their pregnancies, according to findings published today give to the risk of the journal the Lancet (March 15).
“The feeling that the highest risk of zika microcephaly in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with infection is biologically plausible,” the first quarter of the London School of embryonic development a ‘brain, Dr. Laura Rodrigues, an important Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s time, which was not involved in the new study, published in the same journal, wrote in a related editorial.
But the finding that the risk of zika microcephaly is lower than expected during the first quarter of children born to infected women in the 100 (or 1 percent), the researchers said. Hopefully some other women, who had been infected with the virus risk of birth defects in children born to, based on the investigators said. [Zika Prevention: pregnant women can safely use Mosquito Repellants?]
For example, mothers who have a common type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus during pregnancy with birth defects in babies born to infect 13 percent of the risk. Congenital rubella syndrome and the risk of having a baby of 38 to 100 percent if the mother is infected with rubella during pregnancy ranges from first quarter.
However, the percentage of people who become infected with other viruses in general during the Zika virus outbreak is much lower than the incidence of infection, the researchers said. For example, only 1 percent of pregnant women from about 4 percent per year become infected with cytomegalovirus, scientists said.
In comparison, Zika outbreak in French Polynesia, with 66 percent of the population was infected, the researchers said. Therefore, zika microcephaly and the link between Zika virus remains an important public health issue, he said.
In addition, zika microcephaly virus has been linked to birth defects that not only are Dr. Gregory Kapinos, Manhasset North Shore University Hospital in New York, who was not involved in the study said a neurointensivist.
“The head is severely short tip of the iceberg” as many other birth defects as possible Zika now also correlated with infection are studied the burden of disability and the devastation that these children faced could be growing so they survive, “Kapinos told Live Science.