Zika virus linked to stillbirth
#Cosmoread: Zika virus became infected from a woman in Brazil who gave birth to a dead child, and large parts of the baby’s brain, were missing, according to a new report.
Also, embryonic tissues outside the central nervous system damage, the researchers said. For example, an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the baby’s body was.
“This finding is concern that the virus can cause serious damage to the fetus, leading to stillbirth, and other than those seen in the central nervous system may be associated with effects raise,” study author Dr. Albert Ko, Microbial chair of the department of epidemiology at the Yale school of public health, disease, said in a statement.
However, it was an isolated case, more research to determine whether the health of Zika virus can cause fetal effects seen in some of the needs, he said.
And because this was a single case, it is not possible that women who are exposed to during pregnancy between Zika virus to estimate the risk of stillbirth, the researchers said.
20-year-old woman mentioned in the report was a normal pregnancy during the first three months. However, in the 18th week of pregnancy on her around, an ultrasound showed that the fetus is very low compared to the embryo develops normally weighed at that point weigh.
Zika virus infection was not any of the common symptoms
Women such rash, fever or body aches as the Zika virus infection was not any of the common symptoms, then just before she got pregnant or when she was pregnant.
The woman’s pregnancy until the 30th week, doctors knew that many congenital fetal position, the report said. For example, fetal head was unusually small, and the parts of the brain were missing.
32 th week of pregnancy, an ultrasound showed the fetus had died, and shortly after doctors induced labor. Then, the researchers confirmed the presence of fetal Zika virus. It turned out the fetus was joint deformity.
Other mosquito-borne virus that has bitten a person can affect the brain. For example, some people with West Nile virus infection disease called West Nile encephalitis can develop a severe form.
But no other mosquito-borne viruses are carried by a fetus in a woman who was bitten has been linked to neurological effects, Dr. Richard Temes, Manhasset North Shore University Hospital in Neurocritical Care Center, New York, who was the director said the report did not include.
“It really is the first virus that host, or the neurological damage caused by mosquito bites a person, but it really is carrying the embryo that is transmitted to the host,” Temes told.
The researcher neurological damage and potential mechanisms behind the link between Zika virus is not known, he said. However, it appears that the fetal brain, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy may be susceptible to damage from the virus, as this is when most brain development occurs rapidly, he said.
Doctors recommend traveling to places such as the Brazil Zika outbreak affected women in any stage of pregnancy to avoid, Temes said.
Zika Most people who become infected with the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not showing any signs of infection. Researchers mainly Zika infection in pregnant women and a possible link between a congenital condition called microcephaly over their babies are concerned about viruses. Children with this condition are born with underdeveloped brains, and severe, lifelong cognitive impairments are facing. However, the link between the condition and the virus is not proven, and more studies are underway to look at closely linked.