By Giovanetti M, Goes de Jesus J, Lima de Maia M, Junior JX, et al.
On the basis of the upsurge in the number of newborns with neurologic disorders in the northeast, in November 2015 the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency of national concern. On the basis of evidence for a potential association between microcephaly and other neurologic disorders and Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern on 1 February 2016. Here we report genetic evidence of ZIKV RNA in the mother’s breast milk and in the serum and urine of a newborn with severe congenital defects.
Published in: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Oct;24(10):1111-1112.