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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.
The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Research reveals new mechanism which could lead to premature aging in mother cells

Research reveals new mechanism which could lead to premature aging in mother cells

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Paradoxical outcomes for infants exposed to Zika in utero

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

Early neuroimaging essential for Zika-exposed infants

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

New gene-editing study finds protective genes against Zika virus

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research

Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

Study reveals long-term behavioral deficits after developmental Zika infection

Study reveals long-term behavioral deficits after developmental Zika infection

Long-standing immunosuppressive drug reduces Zika birth defects in mice

Long-standing immunosuppressive drug reduces Zika birth defects in mice

Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia

Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia