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In utero Zika exposure can have delayed consequences

Key clinical point: Children born following in utero Zika virus exposure can have delayed neurodevelopmental sequelae.

Major finding: Five percent of infants with in utero Zika exposure but without defects at birth showed neurodevelopmental deficits by 2 years of age.

Study details: Prospective surveillance of 890 Colombian infants born to mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy and followed for up to 2 years.

Disclosures: The study received no commercial funding. Dr. Honein and Dr. Mulkey had no relevant commercial disclosures.


Honein M. ID Week 2019; Mulkey S. ID Week 2019.