New Publications about Infections During Pregnancy
CDC's Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) is pleased to announce the following recent publications about infections during pregnancy, including Zika virus and biological threats.
- CDC released a Vital Signs featuring the latest findings on Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The edition includes the MMWR article Update on Zika Virus-Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure - U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016 and a four-page consumer fact sheet. This report is the first to provide the analysis of a subgroup of pregnant women in the U.S. with clear, confirmed test results of Zika virus infection.
- A special issue of Birth Defects Research, Special Issue: Infections During Pregnancy -- Established and Emerging, was published in March. The supplement features research and review articles highlighting infectious diseases and their effects on the pregnant woman and her fetus. One of the DRH co-authored articles, Preparing for Biological Threats: Addressing the Needs of Pregnant Women, reviews what is known about the maternal and fetal effects of seven biological threats: anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Burkholderia, plague, tularemiam, and typhus.