Characteristics of Children Aged 18 Years with Zika Virus Disease Acquired Postnatally--U.S. States January 2015-July 2016
Goodman, A., Dziuban, E., Powell, K., et al. (2016). Characteristics of Children Aged <18 Years with Zika Virus Disease Acquired Postnatally--U.S. States, January 2015-July 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 65(39): 1082-1085.
This early release examined 158 cases of confirmed or probable Zika virus disease in children under 18 reported to the CDC by 30 states. All cases were acquired postnatally and most had mild symptoms, with 2 hospitalizations and no deaths reported. Nearly half of the cases were aged 15-17, which the authors attributed to healthcare-seeking or testing bias (five cases were pregnant) or a greater likelihood of exposure through travel.