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Volume 23, Number 5—May 2017

Research Letter

Persistence of Zika Virus in Breast Milk after Infection in Late Stage of Pregnancy

José R. Sotelo, Andre B. Sotelo, Fabio J.B. Sotelo, André M. DoiComments to Author , Joao R.R. Pinho, Rita de Cassia Oliveira, Alanna M.P.S. Bezerra, Alice D. Deutsch, Lucy S. Villas-Boas, Alvina C. Felix, Camila M. Romano, Clarisse M. Machado, Maria C.J. Mendes-Correa, Rubia A.F. Santana, Fernando G. Menezes, and Cristovao L.P. Mangueira
Author affiliations: Sotelo Clinic, São Paulo, (J.R. Sotelo, A.B. Sotelo, F.J.B. Sotelo); Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil (J.R. Sotelo, A.B. Sotelo, F.J.B. Sotelo, A.M. Doi, J.R.R. Pinho, R. de Cassia Oliveira, A.M.P.S. Bezerra, A.D. Deutsch, R.A.F. Santana, F.G. Menezes, C.L.P. Mangueira); University of São Paulo, São Paulo (J.R.R. Pinho, L.S. Villas-Boas, A.C. Felix, C.M. Romano, C.M. Machado, Maria C.J. Mendes-Correa)

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Timeline and clinical findings for a 28-year-old woman in the 36th week of pregnancy who had persistence of Zika virus in breast milk after infection in late stage of pregnancy and for her newborn, Manaus, Brazil. Top: ultrasound result for mother, fetus, and newborn. Bottom: follow-up test results for mother, fetus, and newborn. The 2 panels on the left show abdominal (top) and facial (bottom) rashes on the mother at the time of illness onset. Middle panels: Vero cell culture of breast milk and

Figure. Timeline and clinical findings for a 28-year-old woman in the 36th week of pregnancy who had persistence of Zika virus in breast milk after infection in late stage of pregnancy and for her newborn, Manaus, Brazil. Top: ultrasound result for mother, fetus, and newborn. Bottom: follow-up test results for mother, fetus, and newborn. The 2 panels on the left show abdominal (top) and facial (bottom) rashes on the mother at the time of illness onset. Middle panels: Vero cell culture of breast milk and colostrum. A) Cells not infected with Zika virus. Original magnification ×10. B) Cells infected with Zika virus. Original magnification ×10. AF, amniotic fluid; CHIKV, chikungunya virus; CP, cranial perimeter; USG, ultrasound guidance.

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