The role of pregnant women with rash in the Zika virus sentinel surveillance

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Introduction: The state of São Paulo has been monitoring cases of microcephaly and pregnant women presenting with acute rash, through CeVeSP. Methods: This was a descriptive study focusing on pregnant women with rash and the outcome of their pregnancy, based on the notifications through the CeVeSP. Results: During 2016, 2,209 cases of pregnant women with rash were reported and investigated. Of these, 36.6% were confirmed. Of the pregnant women who tested positive for ZIKV, 6.4% did not have a favorable outcome. Conclusions: Our results allowed the characterization of pregnant women exposed to ZIKV and the outcome of pregnancy.

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Martins, R. S., Fróes, M. H., FróesSaad, L. D. C., Ignácio Junior, S. M., Prado, W. D. A., Figueiredo, E. M., … Katz, G. (2019). The role of pregnant women with rash in the Zika virus sentinel surveillance. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 52.

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