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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.
Scientists modeling new control mechanism to combat Zika-infecting mosquitoes

Scientists modeling new control mechanism to combat Zika-infecting mosquitoes

New findings on microcephaly may offer clues to explore how Zika virus disrupts brain development

New findings on microcephaly may offer clues to explore how Zika virus disrupts brain development

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

Wiley's Zika page offers free access to published content to coincide with events in Brazil

Wiley's Zika page offers free access to published content to coincide with events in Brazil

Study uses computer-based approaches to characterize Zika virus genome

Study uses computer-based approaches to characterize Zika virus genome

Travel advisory in place in Miami due to zika infection

Travel advisory in place in Miami due to zika infection

Three vaccine candidates provide complete protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys

Three vaccine candidates provide complete protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys

NIH launches clinical trial of experimental vaccine candidate for preventing Zika virus infection

NIH launches clinical trial of experimental vaccine candidate for preventing Zika virus infection

New study provides projections for Zika outbreaks in the Americas through January 2017

New study provides projections for Zika outbreaks in the Americas through January 2017

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Florida reports occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in four people

Florida reports occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in four people

Report: Zika cases soar in Puerto Rico

Report: Zika cases soar in Puerto Rico

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus infections can be potential health threat to travelers

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus infections can be potential health threat to travelers

Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Researchers discover how Zika virus travels from pregnant mother to fetus

Researchers discover how Zika virus travels from pregnant mother to fetus

First clinical study for Zika vaccine to begin in Canada

First clinical study for Zika vaccine to begin in Canada

Researchers identify novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies from Zika-infected patients

Researchers identify novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies from Zika-infected patients

Wolbachia bacterium can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting Zika virus

Wolbachia bacterium can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting Zika virus

SLU researchers receive federal grant to study Zika virus

SLU researchers receive federal grant to study Zika virus

Researchers test experimental Zika virus vaccine in mice

Researchers test experimental Zika virus vaccine in mice