A study today in JAMA Pediatrics offers more evidence of how a pregnancy affected by the Zika virus can result in long-lasting effects on children, even those born healthy and with normal brain imaging.

The study followed a cohort of babies born to Zika-infected mothers during the height of the Zika epidemic in Colombia. The 70 children were  born from Aug 1, 2016, to Nov 30, 2017, and were included in the study if they had normal fetal brain findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography, no signs of microcephaly at birth, and no clinical evidence of congenital Zika syndrome.

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Normal early assessments

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