Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika

Published Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Issue: 
No.193
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

An article from JAMA Neurology, examines recent studies indicating that epilepsy and seizures have been reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. Seizure symptoms are difficult to recognize in infants and young children, leading to the misdiagnosis or underreporting of cases of Zika virus-associated epilepsy. The ability of caregivers and healthcare providers to recognize seizures and increase epilepsy monitoring and reporting is essential for early recognition and treatment. 

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