For the past several years, the Zika virus has been a topic of conversation among pediatric health care providers in many settings. This article provides current answers to many questions that may be posed to pediatricians, including inquiries about clinical presentation, testing, and prevention. Although infants born with congenital Zika syndrome often have microcephaly, there are other characteristic features, such as eye abnormalities, that one should recognize. Additionally, testing for the syndrome must be considered in all infants at risk for infection, including those who are asymptomatic at birth. Maternal travel to an endemic region or sexual intercourse with an exposed person shortly before or during pregnancy may put an infant at risk for infection.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health