List of Possible Zika Birth Defects Grows Longer Scientific American, June 24
"Research to be presented next week at a teratology conference in San Antonio, Texas, suggests that
- serious joint problems,
- vision impairment,
- trouble feeding and
- persistent crying
can be added to the list of risks from Zika exposure in the womb."
Of the babies with birth defects
"10 % of the 83 babies had knee or elbow joint limitations so severe that the infants cannot fully extend their arms or legs"
"Another 43 percent of the babies had less-pronounced joint problems that impeded finger or toe motion, or the babies had other limb abnormalities like clubfeet. "
"And half of the babies had seizures and abnormal eye exams."
"Notably, mothers infected with Zika late in their pregnancies tended to have babies with relatively less-serious side effects: The children more often had developmental delays including trouble sitting up, as well as seizures instead of microcephaly and significant brain calcifications, "
Virus category listing has
Recently changed Virus pages on VitaminDWiki
Recently changed Virus-Pregnancy pages on VitaminDWiki