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The association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil 2015–2017: An observational analysis of over 4 million births

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BACKGROUND: In 2015, high rates of microcephaly were reported in Northeast Brazil following the first South American Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak. Reported microcephaly rates in other Zika-affected areas were significantly lower, suggesting alternate causes or the involvement of arboviral cofactors in exacerbating microcephaly rates.

METHODS AND FINDINGS: We merged data from multiple national reporting databases in Brazil to estimate exposure to 9 kno...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1002755

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0000-0002-3235-2129
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
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16
Issue:
3
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Article: e1002755
Publication date:
2019-03-05
Acceptance date:
2019-01-28
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1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
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pubs:980864
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uri:d51ad0f9-d367-4f05-a79c-bd5e32660854
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uuid:d51ad0f9-d367-4f05-a79c-bd5e32660854
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