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Interview with MCSP’s Lisa Noguchi: Dealing with Zika

Posted December 20, 2016

Our Maternal Health Advisor discusses Zika challenges for healthcare professionals, clinical guidance around virus infection, and advice for travelers in an interview with the National Student Nurses’ Association.

“The effects of Zika virus for most people are mild symptoms,” Dr. Noguchi said. “However, it has been confirmed that Zika virus infection in a pregnant woman may lead to a newly recognized congenital syndrome that includes a severe birth defect of the brain called microcephaly, but may also include eye defects, hearing problems, or growth restriction.”

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