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#Outcomes of #Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Possible #Zika Virus #Infection in the #US, 2016 (@CDCgov, Nov. 17 ‘16)

 

Title: #Outcomes of #Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Possible #Zika Virus #Infection in the #US, 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus & Zika Congenital Infection, weekly US CDC update.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).

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Outcomes of Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Possible Zika Virus Infection in the United States, 2016

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Language: [ English | Español | Português ]

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Pregnancy Outcomes in the United States and the District of Columbia

  • Liveborn infants with birth defects* - 26
  • Pregnancy losses with birth defects** - 5

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  • What these numbers show
    • These numbers reflect the number of poor outcomes among pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection that have been reported to the pregnancy surveillance systems. Reported numbers may increase or decrease as preliminary information is clarified.
    • The number of live-born infants and pregnancy losses with birth defects are combined for the 50 US states, and the District of Columbia. To protect the privacy of the women and children affected by Zika, CDC is not reporting individual state, tribal, territorial or jurisdictional level data.
    • CDC is using a consistent case inclusion criteria to monitor brain abnormalities and other adverse pregnancy outcomes potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy in the US states and territories. Puerto Rico is not using the same inclusion criteria; CDC is not reporting numbers for adverse pregnancy outcomes in the territories at this time.
    • The poor birth outcomes reported include those that have been detected in infants infected with Zika before or during birth, including microcephaly, calcium deposits in the brain indicating possible brain damage, excess fluid in the brain cavities and surrounding the brain, absent or poorly formed brain structures, abnormal eye development, or other problems resulting from damage to brain that affects nerves, muscles and bones, such as clubfoot or inflexible joints, and confirmed hearing loss.
  • What these new numbers do not show
    • These numbers are not real time estimates. They will reflect the outcomes of pregnancies reported with any laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection as of 12 noon every Thursday the week prior; numbers will be delayed one week.
    • These numbers do not reflect outcomes among ongoing pregnancies.
    • Although these outcomes occurred in pregnancies with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection, we do not know whether they were caused by Zika virus infection or other factors.
  • Where do these numbers come from?
    • These data reflect pregnancies reported to the US Zika Pregnancy Registry(http://www.cdc.gov/zika/hc-providers/registry.html). CDC, in collaboration with state, local, tribal and territorial health departments, established this system for comprehensive monitoring of pregnancy and infant outcomes following Zika virus infection.
    • The data collected through this system will be used to update recommendations for clinical care, to plan for services and support for pregnant women and families affected by Zika virus, and to improve prevention of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
    • The US Zika Pregnancy Registry and the Puerto Rico Zika Active Pregnancy Surveillance System are covered by an assurance of confidentiality(http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/integrity/confidentiality/). This protection requires us to safeguard the information collected for the pregnant women and infants in the registries.

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{*} Includes microcephaly, calcium deposits in the brain indicating possible brain damage, excess fluid in the brain cavities and surrounding the brain, absent or poorly formed brain structures, abnormal eye development, or other problems resulting from damage to the brain that affects nerves, muscles and bones, such as clubfoot or inflexible joints, and confirmed hearing loss.

{**} Includes miscarriage, stillbirths, and terminations with evidence of the birth defects mentioned above

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Keywords: US CDC; USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Zika Congenital Infection.

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