Acute ZIKV Infection during Pregnancy

Acute ZIKV Infection during Pregnancy

Zika virus is a Flavivirus spread predominantly by Aedes mosquitoes. Acute infections can occur with mosquito bites or through sexual transmission and can manifest with low-grade fever, rash, arthralgia, conjunctivitis, and headache. In pregnant women, acute Zika infection has been associated with fetal death and fetal brain defects such as microcephaly, intracranial calcifications, and cerebral…