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Measuring head circumference (also known as occipito-frontal circumference) is a significant part of the proper evaluation of a child’s growth and development, as it represents a direct indication of head growth. Therefore deviations from normal head growth may reveal certain congenital or acquired problem.
FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

Mouse model developed to allow study of Zika virus transmission

Mouse model developed to allow study of Zika virus transmission

Sexual transmission of Zika virus reported in Florida

Sexual transmission of Zika virus reported in Florida

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in Brazil

Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in Brazil

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows

Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows

Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus

Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Novel vaccine approach appears to protect fetus from CMV infection, animal study shows

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Dmrta2 gene mutation can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies

Dmrta2 gene mutation can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies

A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Genetic sequencing reveals how Zika virus spread in the Americas

Genetic sequencing reveals how Zika virus spread in the Americas

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito