Pathogenesis of Non-Zika Congenital Viral Infections

Academic Article


  • A widespread epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was reported in 2015 from South and Central America and the Caribbean. Although the full spectrum of ZIKV infection of the newborn has yet to be determined, other maternal viral infections resulting in transmission to the fetus provide instructive lessons that can be applied to the prospective evaluation of individuals with ZIKV infection. This review focuses on those other congenital infections, including rubella, congenital cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and neonatal herpes simplex virus, from which lessons for the evaluation of ZIKV in the newborn can be applied.
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    Author List

  • Boppana SB; Britt WJ; Fowler K; Hutto SC; James SH; Kimberlin DW; Poole C; Ross SA; Whitley RJ
  • Start Page

  • S912
  • End Page

  • S918
  • Volume

  • 216