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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.
New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

GW researchers receive NIH award to bring Zika vaccine trial to Brazil

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

Potential Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and stops male testis infection

Potential Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and stops male testis infection

PET imaging helps scientists to study progression of Zika virus infection in mice

PET imaging helps scientists to study progression of Zika virus infection in mice

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Defect in DNA repair machinery causes underdevelopment of neural network

Defect in DNA repair machinery causes underdevelopment of neural network

Zika suppresses immune system during pregnancy to harm baby, report researchers

Zika suppresses immune system during pregnancy to harm baby, report researchers

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

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