1 in 100 women have greater risk of microcephaly through Zika virus, claims study

Pregnant women in whiteThe Lancet has published a study which claims “strong statistical support” that there is a link between microcephaly and the Zika virus.

According to the study, 1 in 100 women who contract the Zika virus within the first trimester of their pregnancy have an increased risk of microcephaly.

Authors of the study said: “This study provides strong statistical support for the suspected association between infection with Zika virus and mircocephaly.

“Our findings support the need for a strong and prompt response to protect, inform and monitor pregnant women and to provide strong research agendas to clarify the casual link between Zika virus and microcephaly and develop effective treatment and vaccine.” READ MORE HERE

2 comments

  1. Pushing medical procedures (vaccine) against a vulnerable indigenous population? Doesn’t this blog site know better? The infinitesimally minuscule relative risk is is not be worth the fear pandemic. Every year there is a new virus or plague with risk so small that researchers are forced to comb the jungles looking for these people.

    Check out the Lamaze new blog posts for a more thorough discussion of Zika and pregnancy.

    https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/zika-2/

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