Zika During the First 1,000 Days of Life
Advancing research on the long-term consequences of Zika
Zika virus (ZKV) exposure during pregnancy has been associated with severe brain damage in newborns; however, the long-term developmental consequences are not fully understood. In collaboration with partners in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Elizabeth Centeno Tablante is studying the developmental trajectories of children who were exposed to ZKV in utero, whether they were born with apparent symptoms or not. This research will help increase local health practitioners’ understanding of the health and development of children from their community, improving care and the development of public health recommendations tailored to local needs.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
- Graduate student: Elizabeth Centeno Tablante, nutrition
Special committee chair:
Saurabh Mehta, Division of Nutritional Sciences
College of Human Ecology
- Community partner: Complejo Hospitalario Alejandro Mann
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