Mortality from Congenital Zika Syndrome - Nationwide Cohort Study in Brazil
Paixao, E., Cardim, L., Costa, M., et al. (2022). Mortality from Congenital Zika Syndrome - Nationwide Cohort Study in Brazil. The New England Journal of Medicine. 386: 757-767.
The authors describe results from a retrospective population-based cohort study of live births in Brazil between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018. They found an overall mortality rate 11 times higher in children with congenital Zika syndrome compared to those without. They also found that the increased mortality risk for children with congenital Zika syndrome persisted throughout the first three years of life.