Surveillance of Zika-related Adverse Outcomes

Project objectives: To enhance surveillance for adverse outcomes, such as birth defects and neurologic syndromes, related to acute Zika infection in pregnant women and in the general population. The expected outcomes are a better understanding of 1) the most likely modes of transmission by examining viral load and shedding over time in bodily fluids, 2) the clinical features, incidence/risk, and outcomes of Zika-associated Guillain-Barre Syndrome and other neurologic manifestations, and 3) the magnitude of the risk of adverse fetal and infant outcomes caused by Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Disease surveillance, Maternal and child health, Infectious diseases